Cardinal Charles Maung Bo

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Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, pictured on May 12, 2016.

Ukraine conflict: Cardinal Bo fears ‘nightmare scenario’ of ‘global nuclear holocaust’

Mar 4, 2022

By CNA Staff

The Burmese Church leader said the world was on ‘the threshold of self-annihilation.’ Read more

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

Cardinal Bo: Myanmar has endured an ‘extended Way of the Cross’

Feb 1, 2022

By Courtney Mares

“The whole of Myanmar is a war zone,” Cardinal Bo said. Read more

Burmese Cardinal Charles Maung Bo speaks at the International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest, Hungary, Sept. 8, 2021.

Burma’s Cardinal Bo: Jesus waits patiently for us in the Eucharist

Sep 8, 2021

By Courtney Mares

He called the COVID-19 pandemic the ‘irritating teacher of patience.’ Read more

Fr. Stan Swamy, S.J.

Asian bishops honor Indian Jesuit priest Stan Swamy as ‘martyr of the marginalized’

Jul 6, 2021

By Jose Torres, Jr.

The Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences (FABC) on Tuesday mourned the death of Jesuit priest Stanislaus Lourduswamy, and called him... Read more

Cardinal Charles Maung Bo of Yangon, Myanmar

Myanmar’s Cardinal Bo reiterates call for end to violence as thousands flee homes  

Jun 28, 2021

By Jose Torres, Jr.

Cardinal Charles Maung Bo of Yangon in Myanmar appealed for an end to violence on Sunday as thousands of civilians... Read more

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

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

Apr 13, 2021

By Courtney Mares

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’

Apr 1, 2021

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

Mar 24, 2021

By Courtney Grogan

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’

Mar 2, 2021

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

Feb 5, 2021

By Courtney Mares

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

Oct 26, 2020

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’

Jul 24, 2020

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

Oct 2, 2019

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'

Oct 20, 2017

By Andrea Gagliarducci

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