Rome Newsroom, Jun 18, 2021 / 04:00 am
A Burmese Catholic priest was arrested this week after the military raided his residence in the western part of the country.
Fr. Michael Aung Ling and a student boarder were arrested in the small town of Kanpetlet, Chin State, June 16 on accusations of providing food to a civil resistance group, the Chinland Defense Force (CDF).
According to Vatican News, Ling was questioned and made to sign a document promising not to support opposition forces, before he was released around 11 hours later.
The CDF is one of the resistance forces which has opposed the military coup in Burma.