Posts Tagged ‘Myanmar’

Top post goes to Myanmar’s cardinal

Thursday, November 22nd, 2018

Myamnar’s Cardinal Charles Bo has been elected as the new president of the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences (FABC). The federation’s purpose is to foster among its members solidarity and co-responsibility for the welfare of Church and society in Asia. Read more Related Posts:Pope names Cardinal Hollerich as coordinator of 2023 synodCardinal Dew replaces Bishop Read more

Bishop says China’s one-child policy leads to trafficking

Thursday, October 25th, 2018

China’s one-child policy is leading to human trafficking, says Cardinal Charles Bo of Myanmar. Speaking at the current synod on youth taking place in Rome, Bo says during synod he was reflecting on the situation for young people in Myanmar. He says the position young people in Europe are in is “quite different” from young Read more

Eight priests, nuns and teachers expelled from Myanmar

Thursday, October 18th, 2018

Eight priests, nuns and teachers have been expelled from Myanmar’s northern Shan state. China-backed ethnic minority Wa State Army have ordered them to leave the Wa Hills, which border China. They were only allowed to take what they could carry. Read more Related Posts:Myanmar: Four killed by army in attack on Catholic churchMyanmar nun describes Read more

Christians forced to pledge they will pray only at home

Thursday, October 11th, 2018

Ethnic-minority Wa and Lahu Christians near Myanmar’s border with China have been detained and ordered by a China-backed militia group to pledge that they would pray only in their homes and not in churches. Rev. Lazarus, general secretary of the Lahu Baptist Convention in Kyaing Tong, eastern Shan State, said that about 100 Wa Christians were Read more

Stateless Thai cave survivors may get citizenship

Monday, July 16th, 2018

Thailand’s Interior Ministry and the Children and Youth Department have, on Thursday, promised to find a way to bestow citizenship on three stateless people rescued from a flooded cave in northern Thailand. Coach Ekkapol Chantawong and two of the boys, Pornchai Kamluang and Adul Sam-on, will be receiving legal assistance in the nationality verification process. However, on Friday Read more

Myanmar threat to Christian leaders over rebels

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

The commander in chief of the Burmese troops of the north has ordered Christian religious leaders to stop communications with the rebels of the Kachin Independence Army or risk penal consequences. Read more Related Posts:Myanmar bishop gives anti-coup protesters moral supportChristian leaders unite to warn of ‘catastrophic…Myanmar nun describes what facing death was likeMyanmar: Four Read more

70-year-old heads off to work with refugees in Thailand

Monday, May 28th, 2018

70-year-old Brother Denis O’Brien was farewelled from Ōtaki last weekend. He has been there only for a short time but now he is off on a mission to Thailand. He is planning to stay in Thailand for two years and then he will come back to New Zealand. O’Brien celebrates his 50th Jubilee of Marist Religious Read more

Suffering, faith and humanity: Pope speaks out

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

Suffering is an essential ingredient of our faith and humanity. One who doesn’t suffer with suffering brothers . . . must question himself on the sincerity of his faith and of his humanity, Pope Francis says. His comments were made in the context of the Rohingya minority, who are persecuted in Myanmar. Read more Related Read more

Rohingya refugees – Pope appeals for international help

Monday, December 4th, 2017

Pope Francis wants the international community to take “decisive measures” to resolve the problems causing hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims to flee Myanmar. He also says it is “imperative” for world governments to immediately provide assistance to help the Bangladeshi government cope with Asia’s worst refugee crisis in decades. Bangladesh has opened its borders Read more

Myanmar’s human trafficking and the Catholic Church

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

The Catholic Church is working to combat Myanmar’s human trafficking problem through the newly founded Myanmar branch of Talitha Kum. Talith Kum is an international network of religious working to eradicate human trafficking. Read more Related Posts:Nuns vow to dismantle human trafficking networksMyanmar: Four killed by army in attack on Catholic churchMyanmar nun describes what Read more