Rome Newsroom, Mar 24, 2021 / 07:00 am
Cardinal Charles Maung Bo committed Wednesday to ongoing support for Burma’s protest movement, provided that it remains ‘non-violent and peaceful.”
In a statement issued by the archdiocese of Yangon on March 24, the Burmese cardinal appealed to democracy protesters to “remain determined and disciplined in non-violence.”
“Heartbroken and frustrated by the violence that you face and by the rising death toll, you wonder if armed struggle may be the better response to the daily repression and brutality that you face. … However, I caution you from going down the part of violent struggle,” Cardinal Bo said.
“I appeal to you to be peaceful and strategic to avoid confrontation and loss of life. I continue to support and remain available for all non-violent and peaceful efforts and interventions. I am fully committed at all levels to reduce violence in the streets and for the protection of lives,” he said.