• Myanmar cardinal: ‘The pope will come to heal the wounds of the country’

    Myanmar cardinal: ‘The pope will come to heal the wounds of the country’

    • Oct 20, 2017

    Cardinal Charles Maung Bo of Yangon said Pope Francis will likely “encourage good steps” during his upcoming visit to Myanmar, and said that “as a Church, we want to affirm the intensity of human suffering” experienced by the Rohingya because “this problem has been there for last 60 years, and most intensely since 1982, when an unjust citizenship law passed.”

  • Church in Bangladesh working with other faith communities to welcome pope

    Church in Bangladesh working with other faith communities to welcome pope

    • Oct 8, 2017

    Last month, the bishops of Bangladesh organized a meeting of “Well-wishers” to the Christian community as part of the preparation for Pope Francis’s Nov. 30-Dec. 2 visit to the country. The group was made up of around 45 leaders from other faith communities – including Muslims, Hindus, and Buddhists – as well as other Christian denominations.

  • Myanmar cardinal defends country’s embattled leader

    Myanmar cardinal defends country’s embattled leader

    • Oct 7, 2017

    Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of Myanmar and Nobel Peace Prize winner, has come under attack in many quarters for denying the government of Myanmar authorized the destruction of Rohingya settlements following a series of attacks on police stations. Cardinal Charles Bo of Yangon, Myanmar, has defended her, saying, “Despite the piercing criticisms of the international community, Myanmar depends on her for many compassionate responses.”