- Jan 16, 2021
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.
A U.N. fact-finding mission said senior military officials in Myanmar must be prosecuted for genocide and war crimes against Rohingya Muslims and other ethnic minorities.
One year after the Burmese government launched a brutal campaign of violence against Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine State, human rights activists are calling for increased international efforts to alleviate the suffering of refugees.