Posts Tagged ‘Cardinal Charles Bo’

Real power comes from service

Thursday, August 26th, 2021
real power

Governments get their legitimacy from service to the people says Cardinal Charles Bo. “Real power, as Pope Francis often cited, comes from service. Not imposing power on the innocents,” the Myanmar cardinal said recently in a homily. “For any government, in any just country, the government is not above the people. “The government is one 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

Military bombs Myanmar Catholic Church – civilians killed

Monday, June 14th, 2021
Catholics killed in Myanmar

Four civilians were killed in a night attack by the Myanmar military on a Catholic Church in the eastern part of the troubled country. Myanmar’s leading Catholic Church figure has vehemently condemned the military shelling saying the country’s “great humanitarian tragedy needs to stop.” “It is with immense pain that we express our concern over Read more

Catholic nun gives Myanmar a ‘Tiananmen moment’

Thursday, March 4th, 2021
Nun ready to die

A Catholic nun stopped military forces from advancing on protesters by dropping to her knees and pleading with them to refrain from using violence. It has been described as a ‘Tiananmen moment’ in Myanmar. The scene was reminiscent of the 1989 images of a lone man blocking a path of tanks in Beijing. It followed Read more

Church in South Asia responds to plight of Roghingya

Monday, September 18th, 2017
rohingya

South Asia’s Catholic Church is responding to the Roghingya crisis with humanitarian assistance and advocacy. Hundreds of thousands of members of the Muslim minority have fled principally Buddhist Myanmar, where the military is conducting a “clearance operation.” The head of the Catholic Church in Myanmar, Archbishop of Yangon Cardinal Charles Bo, said he expects more Read more