• Bangladesh cardinal defends rights of Rohingya refugees

    Bangladesh cardinal defends rights of Rohingya refugees

    • Jun 20, 2017

    Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar are considered to be among the world’s most persecuted peoples, subject to what the UN calls “crimes against humanity,” and hundreds of thousands are now refugees in neighboring Bangladesh, where Cardinal Patrick D’Rozario is defending their right to “dignity.”

  • Pope’s meeting with Suu Kyi likely not all sweetness and light

    Pope’s meeting with Suu Kyi likely not all sweetness and light

    • May 4, 2017

    In many ways, pro-democracy and human rights campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar seems a natural Pope Francis favorite. When the two met in the Vatican on Thursday morning, however, it’s likely the pontiff may have had some challenging things to say to his guest about the Rohingya, an oppressed Muslim minority who have become a special focus of his concern.

  • The Church in Myanmar thanks Pope Francis for his love

    The Church in Myanmar thanks Pope Francis for his love

    • Apr 7, 2017

    Cardinal Charles Maung Bo of Myanmar says the Church in his country will remember the time of Pope Francis with gratitude and grace. The pope has not only given them their first cardinal, but drawn the world’s attention to the suffering which happens in this often forgotten country.