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Dec 6, 2018 - 10:50 am .- As new evidence emerges of atrocities committed in Burma's Rakhine state, the president of Caritas International visited Monday a Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh.
Aug 3, 2018 - 03:49 pm .- The Rohingya, a long-suffering Muslim minority in Burma, are allegedly peacefully returning to their country from Bangladesh, where thousands fled last year after a surge of violence against them last year that the United Nations said might qualify as genocide.
May 9, 2018 - 02:10 pm .- The Vatican’s long-rumored China deal was discussed by Myanmar’s bishops this week during an ad limina visit with Pope Francis, according to the Archbishop of Yangon.
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 - 09:46 pm .- The Catholic young people of Burma are “a welcome sound” of encouragement, Pope Francis told them Thursday at a Mass said at St. Mary's Cathedral in Yangon.
Nov 28, 2017 - 08:03 pm .- Encouraging Burma's minority Catholic community on Wednesday, Pope Francis preached the forgiveness and compassion of Christ in the face of violence and injury.
Nov 27, 2017 - 11:15 am .- On Monday Pope Francis touched down in Yangon for what will likely be a politically charged and religiously significant six-day trip bringing him to both Burma and Bangladesh as the two countries face an escalating refugee crisis.
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.
Oct 4, 2017 - 12:03 am .- In November Pope Francis will visit Bangladesh and Burma, two developing countries in Asia, where he will bring a message of peace and coexistence amid persecution of minorities, a missionary priest said.
Aug 28, 2017 - 02:00 am .- On Monday the Vatican confirmed rumors that have been swirling the past few weeks about a papal visit to Myanmar and Bangladesh, announcing that Pope Francis will visit the two Asian countries Nov. 27-Dec. 2.
May 4, 2017 - 01:01 pm .- In a meeting Thursday between Pope Francis and Myanmar's Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi, the two cemented their diplomatic relationship, agreeing to send ambassadors to each other's countries.
Dec 14, 2016 - 04:50 pm .- Rohingya Muslims in Burma, as well as Christians, face continued persecution, destruction of homes and places of worship, and threats to their lives, human rights organizations are warning.
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.
Aug 13, 2015 - 11:30 am .- More than 100 people have been killed and thousands more displaced by monsoon flooding in Myanmar, one of the poorest nations in Asia. With government relief efforts faltering, the Catholic Church is stepping in to offer help.  
Mar 9, 2015 - 06:06 pm .- A community of women religious held a workshop in Burma's largest city over the weekend to mark International Women's Day, exploring sex inequality and women's rights in the southeast Asian nation also known as Myanmar.
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.
Oct 6, 2014 - 06:04 pm .- The bishops of Burma held communications and media workshops last week to help form the laity of the country to meet the rapidly changing realities in the southeast Asian country.