Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) calls for a day of prayer for Myanmar on February 1st

 February 1st marks the first anniversary of the military coup in Myanmar. It has been a year of terror and suffering, which has disrupted the course of this Asian country. The response of the military leadership to the massive demonstrations against its abuse of power has been ruthless and brutal. In the months following the […]

A Call to Pray with the People of Myanmar

“People of Myanmar: Let Us Raise Our Hands and Pray” On August 2, the Myanmar Catholic Bishops’ Conference called on their people to pray in the face of the COVID-19 global pandemic. Excerpt: ” We are not politicians. We always seek the good of our people. Through this appeal, I call upon all people to […]

Myanmar: The Killings Must Stop at Once!

“This crisis will not be resolved by bloodshed. Seek peace!” On the bloodiest day since the coup in Myanmar began, Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, leader of the country’s Catholics, has made a new appeal for peace in the beleaguered nation. A letter from Cardinal Bo calling for an end to bloodshed was released on Sunday, […]

Myanmar: “I fear there is going to be a bloodbath”

Expert talks about the motives behind the military coup The future of the democratic process in Myanmar lies in the balance. In the early hours of February 1, the military of the former Burma once again seized power by coup. The armed forces have declared a one-year state of emergency in the country in Southeast […]

Myanmar: “We Have Shed Enough Blood”

Bishop’s Conference calls for dialogue following military coup Following the military coup in Myanmar, the Bishop’s Conference of the country has addressed an appeal for peace to the conflicting parties and the international community. “We are journeying through most challenging times of our history,” the bishops wrote in a joint statement from February 4, which […]

ACN News – Myanmar Cardinal’s statement on healing the country

Myanmar Healing the country, moving forward in peace, justice and reconciliation   The Myanmar military is accused of violence against minority populations, including the Rohingyas and Rakhine.  Close to 500,000 people found refuge in Bangladesh.  This is a major crisis where the government has been accused of allowing a genocide.  The archbishop of Rangoun, Cardinal Charles […]

Press release – Myanmar / “The President does not have the military under control”

 ACN International Adapted by Robert Lalonde, ACN Canada  Montreal, June 19th, 2013 – The Archbishop of Rangoon, Charles Bo, takes a critical view of the progress of the reform process in Myanmar. At an event organised by the worldwide Catholic pastoral charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) in Germany, Charles Bo said: “The […]