Posts Tagged ‘Archbishop Marco Tin Win’

Soldiers enter Myanmar Catholic cathedral, detain archbishop

Monday, April 11th, 2022
Myanmar Catholic cathedral

Soldiers from the Myanmar military forcibly took control of a Catholic cathedral in Mandalay and detained an archbishop along with dozens of worshippers. Approximately 40 soldiers entered Sacred Heart Cathedral before a Lenten prayer service on Friday, April 8. They refused to allow worshipers to leave. The soldiers also occupied other buildings on the compound. Read more

Myanmar junta ramps up suppression despite pope’s plea

Thursday, June 24th, 2021
Myanmar junta suppression

The brutal suppression of resistance movements by the Myanmar junta continues unabated despite Pope Francis’ call for an end to violence and pursuing dialogue towards peace. At least 875 people have been killed by Myanmar security forces since the February coup. Those killed have been primarily anti-coup protesters. Opposition to the military has gone from Read more

Myanmar bishop gives anti-coup protesters moral support

Monday, February 22nd, 2021

As thousands of people took to the streets of cities across Myanmar to show their opposition to the military coup, a bishop from the Buddhist-majority country showed his moral support for them. Archbishop Marco Tin Win of Mandalay did not hesitate to set aside his daily duties and stand at a church entrance with some Read more