- Jan 16, 2021
While on a pastoral visit to the United States, Cardinal Patrick D’Rozario of Bangladesh urges solidarity in global response to refugees.
Speaking at a Rome conference on Monday, victims of persecution suggested that religious freedom around the world often is honored more in the breach than the observance.
In Bangladesh, authorities hope World Refugee Day will help bring attention to the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya who have fled to the country from neighboring Myanmar.
Myanmar’s top Catholic official has reiterated his strong support for Aung San Suu Kyi, the country’s embattled State Counselor.
National and international religious leaders meeting in Myanmar have called on the government “to take full responsibilities for a thorough and transparent investigation into multiple crimes perpetrated in Rakhine State and elsewhere.”
Myanmar’s first cardinal said the Catholic Church in the country is a “neutral body” between the Buddhist majority and Muslim Rohingya minority and can therefore be an “instrument of peace.”