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Myanmar Cardinal Bo asks for prayers

Catholic bishops to include Mass intentions for Myanmar

MANILA – The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines through its President Davao Archbishop Romulo G. Valles called on Filipino cardinals, archbishops, bishops and diocesan administrators to include pray for the people of Myanmar.

Archbishop Valles said last February 6,2021, she wrong Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, the Archbishop of Yangon and President of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Myanmar (CBCM), “assuring him of prayers and solidarity with the faithful during the difficult times.

It will be recalled the military led its coup against duly elected leaders last February 1,2021.

“We have been following in the news the very sad unfolding of events of the suffering of the people of Myanmar. Since then, every day is a day of violence and misery for these beautiful people of the nation of Myanmar,” he said in his circular dated May 26,2021.

Archbishop Valles said he received a special letter and message titled “An Extreme Appeal from Cardinal Bo” which referred to the violent attack on May 23,2021, Pentecost Sunday, on the Sacred Heart Church in Kayahthayar, near Loikaw in Eastern Myanmar, that resulted to the death of four and the injury of many.

The CBCP President said Cardinal Bo’s message regarding the violent incident as a “terrible act of violence committed against the people gathered in a house of worship describes vividly and painfully the ongoing suffering of the people of Myanmar.”

Archbishop Valles said this coming Sunday, May 30, the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, designated earlier as BEC Sunday, called on everyone “to include in all Masses in cathedrals and parishes a special prayer for the suffering people of Myanmar and, in particular, for the Church in Myanmar.”

Cardinal Bo said: "Peace is possible; peace is the only way." (Melo M. Acuña)

His Eminence Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, Archbishop of Yangon, Myanmar. (File Photo/Melo M. Acuña)

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