Monday, February 27, 2017

Catholics to Hold Peace Conference in Myanmar

The Roman Catholic will be holding a peace conference with Myanmar factions. The Catholic Church is holding a peace conference in Yangon in April 2017 and has invited all Myanmar’s factions to attend.


MYANMAR SAYS:  The Catholic Church is holding a peace conference in Yangon in April 2017 and has invited all Myanmar’s factions to attend, so don't miss out. 

“The Church will participate in the peace process not only with prayers but with a peace conference as the Aung San Suu Kyi-led government prioritises peace and she is pushing for it,” said Fr Maurice Nyunt Wai, executive secretary of the Myanmar bishops’ conference. 

The peace process is a priority for Suu Kyi who initiated the Panglong peace conference in August 2016, aimed at ending decades of internal conflict. But renewed fighting in Kachin and northern Shan states is a blow to Suu Kyi’s government ahead of the second Panglong peace conference, to be held on Feb. 28. 

The Nobel Laureate has pledged to end hostilities in the country, which has been bedevilled with conflict for nearly 70 years. 

Cardinal Charles Maung Bo of Yangon recently raised concerns on the fighting in Kachin and Shan states and has offered prayers and solidarity to everyone in Myanmar, especially in Kachin, Shan and Rakhine. “Let us continue the pilgrimage to peace and not return to war,” Cardinal Bo said in a Feb. 6 statement, Also at ucanews.com




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