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“Catholics and Buddhists together to heal the wounds of the Burmese people” Francis’ meeting with the supreme Council of Buddhist monks of Yangon appointed by the State, “we need to surmount all...
In observance of a week promoting awareness of Christians persecuted internationally, the Chaldean Archbishop of Erbil offered a Mass in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, November 28, for victims of the...
In a country scarred by six decades of military rule and seemingly never-ending ethnic and tribal conflicts, Pope Francis on Wednesday, November 28, exalted the Cross of Christ, saying that with it...
Pope Francis on Wednesday, November 29, met with the 22 Catholic Bishops of Myanmar and reflected with them on the joys and challenges of their ministry in the nation. The meeting took place in...
Pope Francis on Tuesday, November 28, addressed Myanmar's government authorities, civil societies, and the diplomatic corps in the capital Nay Pyi Taw, while on his Apostolic Visit to Myanmar....
Francis’ message to the Burmese bishops: “May you enable the Catholic community to continue to play a constructive part in the life of society by making your voices heard on issues of national...
Pope Francis met with 17 leaders of Myanmar’s religious communities Tuesday morning, exhorting them that peace consists in unity in diversity, not in uniformity. The Pope met leaders of Buddhist,...
In his first address to Aung San Suu Kyi and the authorities of the country, Francis did not pronounce the word with which the ethnic group of Islamic religion is called, and hopes for a peace based...
Hundreds of groups of Catholics gathered across the island of Ireland on Sunday to pray the Rosary for the preservation of the Catholic faith and for the defense of life against the threat of...
"If an international figure is desperately and rightly needed to help resolve the crisis [in Myanmar], which has resulted in 600,000 Rohingya Muslims distressingly fleeing to neighboring Bangladesh...
Before leaving for the capital on Tuesday, November 28, where he will meet the political authorities of the country, Pope Francis greeted the religious leaders. “If we argue, we shall do it as...
The Catholic bishops of South Sudan urged Catholics to join Pope Francis in a prayer for peace in the newest African country, which has been entrenched in a three year-long civil war. On November 23...
Pope Francis has met on Monday, November 27, with the commander-in-chief of Myanmar’s Armed Forces during the first day of his Apostolic Visit to the country. The Pope held talks with Senior General...
Religious leaders in Bangladesh have said they hope that Pope Francis’s visit will promote harmony and tolerance in the Muslim-majority nation. However, one hard-line Muslim group said it would...
Active in the country since 2008, they bear witness to the presence of the Church in a country with a Buddhist majority where there are social and economic problems and ethnic conflicts **** The...
On Sunday, November 27, Pope Francis is scheduled to leave Rome, headed for Myanmar and then Bangladesh on his 21st apostolic journey abroad. The Holy Father is due to arrive at Yangon’s...
The meeting was arranged to take place in Yangon on the morning of November 30. Francis received them in the palace of the archbishopric and talked about their role in the transition process. It was...
Pope Francis arrived in Myanmar on Monday, November 27 at the start of a delicate visit for the world’s most prominent Christian to majority-Buddhist Myanmar. Upon arrival, the Pope was welcomed by...
For the first time, a Beijing government official spoke about the “diplomacy of art” favored by Pope Francis with the Asian Country, while he denies Chinese tourists being fined for visiting the Holy...
During his apostolic visit to Mynamar, Pope Francis will use a handcrafted wooden crosier donated by the Catholic Kachin ethnic minority refugees, who are now in the refugee camp of Winemaw city,...