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Burmese Christian pastor Cung Biak Hum.

Human rights activist: Myanmar’s Christians are suffering amid crackdown

Sep 28, 2021

By CNA Staff

The military reportedly killed a Baptist pastor on Sept. 18. Read more

Cardinal Charles Bo of Myanmar

Cardinal Bo: Called to be a voice for human rights in Myanmar

Sep 9, 2021

By Katie Yoder

Cardinal Charles Bo said that one of the “fruits of the culture” in Asia, particularly in Myanmar, is that citizens... 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

Teachers protest in Hpa-An, the capital of Karen State, Burma, on Feb. 9, 2021. Credit: Ninjastrikers (CC BY-SA 4.0).

Catholic missionary priest: ‘This is the hour of confession of faith’ for Church in Myanmar

Jun 23, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Burmese protesters are facing a “nightmare of repression and violence,” the priest said. Read more

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address on June 13, 2021.

Pope Francis: How often do we fixate on our problems rather than bringing them to God?

Jun 20, 2021

By Courtney Mares

In his Angelus message this Sunday, Pope Francis offered a reminder that the Lord wants us to seek his presence... Read more

The flag of Burma (Myanmar).

Myanmar military arrest Catholic priest amid crackdown

Jun 18, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Fr. Michael Aung Ling was accused of providing food to a civil resistance group. Read more

The flag of Burma (Myanmar).

Four killed as Myanmar army artillery shell hits Catholic church

May 25, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

Vatican News reported that all those killed and injured were Catholics. Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass for Burmese Catholics in St. Peter’s Basilica, May 16, 2021.

‘Do not lose hope’: Pope Francis offers Mass for Myanmar’s Catholics in St. Peter’s Basilica

May 16, 2021

The pope urged Burmese Catholics not to fall into despair following a military coup on Feb. 1. Read more

Sr. Ann Rose Nu Tawng begs police not to shoot protesters during Myanmar unrest

Myanmar Catholic nun says Eucharistic adoration gave her strength to kneel before police

May 13, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The image of Sr. Ann Rose Nu Tawng begging police not to attack protesters went viral. Read more

Pope Francis to preside at Mass for Rome’s Burmese community

May 3, 2021

By CNA Staff

The pope will celebrate Mass for Burmese Catholics in St. Peter’s Basilica on Sunday, May 16. 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

Pope Francis at his general audience address in the library of the Apostolic Palace March 17, 2021

Pope Francis: ‘I too kneel on the streets of Myanmar and say stop the violence’

Mar 17, 2021

By Courtney Mares

At today’s general audience, Pope Francis made an emotional appeal for an end to violence against protesters in 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

Mar 10, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

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

Credit: Sisters of St. Joseph of the Apparition Myanmar Facebook page

U.S. bishops express solidarity with people of Burma after coup

Mar 2, 2021

The U.S. bishops’ conference expressed solidarity with the people of Burma on Tuesday, one month after a military coup seized... 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

Teachers protest in Hpa-An, the capital of Karen State, Burma, on Feb. 9, 2021. Credit: Ninjastrikers (CC BY-SA 4.0).

Burma’s Catholic bishops call for peace and dialogue as two protesters killed

Feb 22, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Catholic bishops of Burma have called for a “return to dialogue” as two protesters were killed during demonstrations over the weekend.  Read more

Credit: Sisters of St. Joseph of the Apparition Myanmar Facebook page

Report: Catholic nuns join protests against Burma’s military coup

Feb 15, 2021

Catholic nuns in Burma have joined widespread protests against the recent military coup, Asian Catholic websites have reported.   Read more

Pope Francis gives the Angelus address Sept. 7, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media.

Pope Francis prays for stability in Burma as protestors condemn coup

Feb 7, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis prayed Sunday for justice and national stability in Burma as tens of thousands protest the Feb. 1 military... Read more