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Thai Church leaders say healing must start now

ICC Note: “There is no winner. Everyone has lost.”

By Vorapoj Singha

5/21/10 Thailand (UCAN) – As calm returns to Bangkok and other cities in Thailand, a bishop and several priests in the red shirt protesters’ strongholds have called for all sides to heal the country.

“There is no winner. Everyone has lost,” said Bishop Banchong Chaiyara of Ubon Ratchathani, president of the Episcopal Commission for Social Ministries.

“The healing process must begin immediately even though it is hard to imagine so amidst the anger and pain,” said the bishop of the northeastern diocese.

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