Advertisement

Myanmar - Latest articles

Cardinal Charles Maung Bo preaching at Westminster Cathedral in London, England, May 12, 2016. Credit: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk.

Cardinal Bo: ‘Merciless killings’ turning Burma into ‘21st-century Calvary’

Cardinal Charles Maung Bo has said that “merciless killings” of protesters following a Feb. 1 military coup have turned Burma... Read more

Catholic nun begs police not to shoot protesters during Myanmar unrest

Catholic nun begs police not to shoot protesters during Myanmar unrest

A religious sister in northern Burma knelt before police on Monday, begging them not to use violent force against protestors. Read more

Cardinal Charles Maung Bo preaching at Westminster Cathedral in London, England, May 12, 2016. Credit: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk.

Burmese cardinal: ‘Innocent blood may not be spilt on this land’

Preaching on the deadliest day of protests since Burma’s military coup, Cardinal Charles Maung Bo said on Sunday that “innocent... Read more

Cardinal Charles Maung Bo in London, England, on May 12, 2016. Credit: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk.

Burma’s Catholic bishops call for prayer and fasting after coup

Catholic bishops in Burma have announced that Feb. 7 will be a day of prayer and fasting for peace in their... Read more

Cardinal Charles Maung Bo of Yangon.

Cardinal Bo urges Burma's military to release Aung San Suu Kyi after 'shocking' coup

Cardinal Charles Maung Bo urged Burma’s military on Wednesday to release Aung San Suu Kyi after its “shocking” coup on... Read more

Rakhine people in Bangladesh protest violence against their community in Burma's Rakhine state by the Tatmadaw, Oct. 11, 2020.

Two minors killed during fighting between Burmese military, Arakan Army

United Nations officials in Burma said Wednesday that earlier this month, two boys were killed amid crossfire between the Tatmadaw,... Read more

Cardinal Tagle, president of Caritas International, visits Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh, Dec. 3, 2018.

Researchers find 'evidence of genocide' against Rohingya

As new evidence emerges of atrocities committed in Burma's Rakhine state, the president of Caritas International visited Monday a Rohingya... Read more

European Commission officials visit camps for internally displaced Rohingyas in Burma.

Are the Rohingya returning to Burma? All is not as it seems.

The Rohingya, a long-suffering Muslim minority in Burma, are allegedly peacefully returning to their country from Bangladesh, where thousands fled... Read more

Cardinal Charles Bo.

Myanmar’s bishops discuss China, Rohingya with Pope Francis

The Vatican’s long-rumored China deal was discussed by Myanmar’s bishops this week during an ad limina visit with Pope Francis,... Read more

Pope Francis speaks to journalists aboard his flight from Dhaka to Rome, Dec. 2, 2017.

Pope: What I don't say in public, I say behind closed doors

On his return flight from Bangladesh to Rome, Pope Francis offered journalists an insight into his communication strategy, saying that... Read more

Fr. Wilbert Mireh with his mother and brother, on his ordination day, May 2013.

Pope Francis visits with first Burmese Jesuit priest

When Pope Francis travels around the world, he often makes time to visit with local Jesuit communities.  This week Fr.... Read more

Pope Francis is greeted by crowds as he prepares to say Mass in Yangon, Burma, Nov. 29, 2017.

Your faith and enthusiasm are a welcome sight, Pope tells Burmese youth

The Catholic young people of Burma are “a welcome sound” of encouragement, Pope Francis told them Thursday at a Mass... Read more

Pope Francis says Mass at Yangon's Kyaikkasan Ground, Nov. 29, 2017.

Revenge can't heal wounds, Pope Francis tells Burma's Catholics

Encouraging Burma's minority Catholic community on Wednesday, Pope Francis preached the forgiveness and compassion of Christ in the face of... Read more

Pope Francis is greeted on his arrival in Yangon, Burma, Nov. 27, 2017.

Five things to look for during Francis' trip to Burma, Bangladesh

On Monday Pope Francis touched down in Yangon for what will likely be a politically charged and religiously significant six-day... Read more

Tips from a local: What Cardinal Bo recommends for Pope’s visit to Burma

To prepare for Pope Francis’ trip to Burma, Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, the first and sole Burmese cardinal in the... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square after the Wednesday general audience, June 1, 2016.

Ahead of Burma visit, Pope says he's coming to promote peace

On Friday, Pope Francis sent a video greeting to the people of Burma – also known as Myanmar – ahead... Read more

Cardinal Charles Maung Bo of Yangon.

Burma's cardinal: 'The Pope will come to heal the wounds of the country'

Pope Francis’ trip to Burma will help heal the wounds of his country, especially for minorities under attack, the nation's... Read more

Pope Francis at the General Audience in St. Peter's Square, Sept. 27, 2017.

Pope's Bangladesh, Burma trip to emphasize peace amid conflict

In November Pope Francis will visit Bangladesh and Burma, two developing countries in Asia, where he will bring a message... Read more

Pope Francis at the Divine Mercy Vigil in St. Peter's Square, April 2, 2016.

It's official: Pope Francis to visit Myanmar, Bangladesh in November

On Monday the Vatican confirmed rumors that have been swirling the past few weeks about a papal visit to Myanmar... Read more

Vatican, Myanmar officially establish diplomatic ties

In a meeting Thursday between Pope Francis and Myanmar's Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi, the two cemented their diplomatic... Read more