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06/13/2022 Myanmar (International Christian Concern) – In the wake of bombings and destruction of villages, local Catholic bishops came together to speak against such atrocities.

Since the Myanmar military’s government attempted a coup, more than 1,900 people, including over 100 children, have been killed. States with a strong Christian presence, including Chin and Kayah, have been attacked by air strikes and artillery shelling, resulting in many displaced civilians.

In response to such tragedies, seventeen Catholic bishops convened together between June 7th and 10th. At the end of the assembly, a document objecting to the coup’s attacks against civilians was released.

In an official statement, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Myanmar (CBCM) said, “Human dignity and the right to life can never be compromised. We strongly demand respect for life, respect for the sanctity of sanctuary in places of worship, hospitals, and schools again.”

The Catholic bishops urge fellow leaders around the world to pray for peace in this conflict-ridden region.

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