Yangon, Burma, Jul 19, 2021 / 11:45 am
Cardinal Charles Maung Bo of Burma’s Archdiocese of Yangon called for a unity to fight the spread of the coronavirus disease in the already devastated Southeast Asian country.
“Please, please stop all the conflicts,” appealed the cardinal in a message as the country marked Martyrs’ Day, a national holiday to commemorate the killing of Myanmar’s founding leaders in 1947.
“The only war we need to wage is against the lethal invisible virus, which proved to be invincible even to superpowers of the world,” said Cardinal Bo.
On Sunday, at least 231 died of the disease, a little bit lower from the record 233 on Saturday. Health workers and funeral services, however, said the death toll is much higher.