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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

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

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'

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

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’

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

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

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’

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

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

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

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