Königstein, Germany, Jan 28, 2022 / 13:00 pm
A Catholic charity has called for a day of prayer for Burma on the first anniversary of the military coup in the Southeast Asian country.
The pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) invited Catholics on Jan. 27 to observe the day of prayer on Feb. 1, the day in 2021 when the armed forces seized power in the country officially known as Myanmar.
“With this day of prayer, ACN wants to remember the dead and intercede for the innocent civilian population, especially for internally displaced persons including children, women, elderly, and the sick in the afflicted areas, regardless of ethnicities and faiths,” the charity said.
“Let us pray for all these thousands on the move, many of them at risk of starving.”