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Oct 23, 2018 - 11:00 am .- Women in Burma are working to end human trafficking, Cardinal Charles Maung Bo of Yangon said Tuesday. The cardinal called the issue a big problem for the country and one which shifts focus from other conversations on women at the synod on young people, faith, and vocations.
Aug 24, 2018 - 03:47 pm .- One year after the Burmese government launched a brutal campaign of violence against Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine State, human rights activists are calling for increased international efforts to alleviate the suffering of refugees.
Dec 2, 2017 - 04:24 pm .- On his return flight from Bangladesh to Rome, Pope Francis offered journalists an insight into his communication strategy, saying that when it comes to a sensitive topic, at times he prefers to hold his tongue publicly so that his message gets across, but is more open in private conversations.
Nov 30, 2017 - 01:00 pm .- When Pope Francis travels around the world, he often makes time to visit with local Jesuit communities.  This week Fr. Wilbert Mireh, SJ, took part in the Pope’s visit with the Jesuits of Burma. Mireh’s role in the visit was unique: he is the first Burmese Jesuit to be ordained a priest.
Nov 29, 2017 - 03:31 pm .- As Pope Francis continues his visit to Burma – also known as Myanmar – this week, he is encountering a country where life for Catholics can be difficult.
Nov 29, 2017 - 10:56 am .- As international criticism mounts for Burmese leader Aung Sun Suu Kyi over perceived inaction on the nation's Rohingya refugee crisis, Catholic bishops say they support her, fearing too much pressure could lead to a collapse of their newly-formed democracy, which is still struggling to take root.
Nov 28, 2017 - 04:13 am .- In a major speech in Burma, Pope Francis told the nation's leaders to leave conflict behind and work for peace by promoting justice and respect for the rights of all citizens, regardless of religion or ethnicity.
Nov 24, 2017 - 03:42 pm .- When Pope Francis visits Burma, also known as Myanmar, this November, his visit will come at one of the most contentious periods of the country’s history.
Nov 21, 2017 - 05:00 am .- To prepare for Pope Francis’ trip to Burma, Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, the first and sole Burmese cardinal in the Church’s history, met with the Pontiff in a private audience Nov. 18.  The cardinal offered the Pope three recommendations for his upcoming trip.
Nov 17, 2017 - 05:29 am .- On Friday, Pope Francis sent a video greeting to the people of Burma – also known as Myanmar – ahead of his Nov. 27-30 trip, saying he is coming to proclaim the Gospel and promote peace in a country gripped by a heated humanitarian and political crisis surrounding the Rohingya Muslim minority.
Oct 20, 2017 - 06:01 am .- Pope Francis’ trip to Burma will help heal the wounds of his country, especially for minorities under attack, the nation's sole cardinal maintains.
Mar 21, 2016 - 05:00 pm .- The bishops of Burma held a three-day seminar earlier this month to discuss the Church's role in reconciliation as the country transitions to civilian rule after more than 50 years of military government.
Jan 27, 2016 - 01:02 am .- A century and a half ago, the Sisters of the Good Shepherd took their mission of evangelization and service to what is now Myanmar, or Burma. This year, they’re celebrating their anniversary jubilee in the country.
Oct 25, 2015 - 06:08 am .- In the tribal hills of Myanmar’s (Burma's) far northern Shan State, Catholics celebrated an important double anniversary for two Salesian institutions.
Mar 6, 2015 - 04:31 pm .- A parish in the Shan state of Burma, also known as Myanmar, became embroiled in the region’s spiraling conflict last week when small artillery shells landed in the church compound.
Nov 14, 2014 - 03:28 pm .- The U.S. must make religious freedom a top priority with Burma if there is hope for the southeast Asian country to make progress as a rights-based democracy, said a leader in religious liberty.  
Apr 22, 2014 - 02:23 am .- In his Easter message, Archbishop Charles Bo of Yangon, Myanmar, emphasized the hope of the holy day and encouraged the country to seek forgiveness and reconciliation amid past and present conflict.
Jan 22, 2014 - 02:02 am .- The bishop of Burma's largest city has written a New Year's message encouraging the Burmese to remain united and to strive for peace in their homeland.