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Charles Maung Bo pictured during a visit to Rome in 2017.

Cardinal Bo: 'We need the light of God’s mercy in Myanmar'

Cardinal Charles Maung Bo has urged Catholics in Burma to share God’s mercy amid the suffering caused by the military... Read more

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

Cardinal Charles Maung Bo of Yangon.

Cardinal Bo calls on protesters in Burma to remain committed to non-violence

Cardinal Charles Maung Bo has expressed his ongoing support for Burma’s protest movement, provided that it remains ‘non-violent and peaceful.” 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

Fr. Stan Swany, S.J.

Indian Jesuit remains in jail, despite call for release from Asian bishops and international groups

Fr. Stan Swamy, S.J., was arrested Oct. 8 by the National Investigation Agency (NIA), India’s counter-terrorism task force. The Federation of... Read more

Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, archbishop of Yangon.

Cardinal Bo: Hagia Sophia’s conversion into a mosque will ‘reopen wounds’

As Hagia Sophia opened for Muslim prayers Friday for the first time in 86 years, a leading Asian cardinal said... Read more

Cardinal Charles Maung Bo of Yangon.

Burmese cardinal laments religious leaders' silence over violence

Cardinal Charles Maung Bo of Yangon has decried Burma's ongoing violence, and encouraged religious leaders to raise their voices in... 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