- Jan 20, 2020
Cardinal Charles Bo of Yangon has appealed to the international community not to punish the people of Myanmar as it faces genocide charges over the military’s 2017 crackdown on Rohingya.
A second attempt to repatriate hundreds of Rohingya Muslims from camps in Bangladesh failed after the refugees refused to return “unconditionally” to Myanmar.
Three cardinals visited a Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh this week, bringing attention to an ongoing humanitarian crisis which has left the world’s headlines.
Globally speaking, religious freedom isn’t just a matter of principle but an urgent security priority, because places that start eroding the rights of religious minorities almost always end up engulfed in violence that threatens stability well beyond their borders.
Cardinal Charles Maung Bo of Yangon will continue his focus on conflict resolution as he steps into the presidency of the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences.
Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle said he was bringing a “message of hope” to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh this week.