Rome Newsroom, Feb 22, 2021 / 08:00 am America/Denver (CNA).
The Catholic bishops of Burma have called for a “return to dialogue” as two protesters were killed during demonstrations over the weekend.
“The heartrending scenes of youth dying in the streets wound the conscience of a nation,” the bishops said in a Feb. 21 letter.
“This nation has a reputation of being called as a golden land. Let not its sacred ground be soaked in fraternal blood,” they said. “Sadness of parents burying their children has to stop. Mothers’ tears are never a blessing to any nation.”
The letter was signed by 10 bishops, including Cardinal Charles Bo, president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Myanmar, the country’s official name.
The bishops’ appeal came after two people died and at least 20 people were injured in clashes between police and demonstrators in Mandalay.