FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
Pope Francis today expressed his “live concern” at the recent developments in Myanmar where the military has seized power, overthrowing the results of the recent election.
Politics & SocietyVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
Cardinal Charles Maung Bo appealed to the people of Myanmar “to remain calm” and not resort to violence in the wake of the military coup.
Activists hold placards during a protest in Kathmandu, Nepal, Feb. 1, 2021, after Myanmar's military seized power from a democratically elected civilian government and arrested its leaders. (CNS photo/Navesh Chitrakar, Reuters)
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
Aware that a coup appeared to be imminent, Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, the archbishop of Yangon, speaking on Jan. 25 issued “an urgent, fraternal appeal for peace and reconciliation.”
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Catholic News Service
Indian Jesuit Father Stan Swamy marked 100 days in prison with a letter highlighting the cases of poor people languishing in jail who begin their trials without even knowing their criminal charges.
Yury Melkonyan, 64, sits in his house, damaged by shelling from Azerbaijan's artillery during a military conflict in Shosh village outside Stepanakert, the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020. (AP Photo)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Kevin Clarke
Advocates warned that the Azerbaijani offensive against Nagorno-Karabakh could represent only the beginning of a renewed, genocidal aggression against the Armenian people.
Screenshot of Stan Swamy, S.J., in a message of defiance recorded in anticipation of his arrest by Indian counter-terrorism task force.
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Ricardo da Silva, S.J.
The Society of Jesus and the local church in Ranchi, India are calling for the immediate release of Stan Swamy, S.J.