Denver Newsroom, Mar 10, 2022 / 15:20 pm
The Myanmar conflict’s destruction continued early Thursday morning, when a military aircraft attack on a town in the east of the country caused severe damage to a Catholic convent’s roof, ceiling, and windows.
Two Myanmar military aircraft hit the Sisters of Reparation convent, which serves as a retirement home and hospital for aging nuns. The convent is in Doungankha village in Demoso township in the eastern state of Kayah, a green and mountainous region which borders Thailand.
The convent is next to Our Lady, Queen of Peace Catholic Church, which itself was damaged in a June 2021 artillery barrage, the Hong Kong-based Catholic media service UCA News reports.
On March 8, an airstrike caused severe damage to Our Lady of Fatima Church in Saun Du La village, which is also in Demoso township.