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May 02, 2021
In remarks following the public recitation of the Regina Coeli on Sunday, Pope Francis invited the faithful to join the Burmese Church in praying for peace by adding a Hail Mary for Myanmar during the daily recitation of the Rosary in May.
April 01, 2021
Cardinal Charles Maung Bo preaching at Westminster Cathedral in London, England, May 12, 2016. Credit: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk via CNA CNA Staff, Apr 1, 2021 / 03:00 am MT (CNA).- Cardinal Charles Maung Bo has said that “merciless killings” of protesters following a Feb. 1 military coup have turned Burma into a “21st-century Calvary.” In an Easter message posted
March 02, 2021
The statement urged the prompt release of all political prisoners and expressed support for the Catholic Bishops of Myanmar in their pleas to military authorities responsible for the coup d'etat to refrain from violence and seek reconciliation, while respecting democratic principles and human rights, "including the right to life, the prohibition of torture, the freedom of assembly, media and expression."
February 23, 2021
Cardinal Charles Bo calls for “fasting from anger" in his lenten appeal as protests against the military coup in Myanmar intensify.
February 22, 2021
Myanmar's Catholic bishops have renewed pleas for dialogue in the midst of ongoing unrest. They also reflected on the promise that November elections had inspired, before a military coup d’état earlier this month disrupted national life and sent the country spiralling into crisis.
February 22, 2021
Myanmar's military rulers have threatened protesters with deadly force following calls for a general strike to oppose the coup instigated on 1st February.
February 10, 2021
As an estimated 100,000 protesters demonstrated in Yangon and thousands more marched across the country on Wednesday, 40 police joined protesters in Kayah province.
February 08, 2021
As tens of thousands take to Myanmar's streets, police have fired water cannons to disperse the crowds of demonstrators in Naypyidaw, the country's capital.