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Don’t look away from Myanmar suffering, Pope pleas



Pope Francis celebrates a Holy Mass for the community of Rome's faithful of Myanmar, on May 16, 2021 at St. Peter's Basilica in The Vatican. (Photo by REMO CASILLI / POOL / AFP) | ORIGINAL; pope; Christianity; religion; Horizontal

Kathleen N. Hattrup - published on 02/02/22

"Let us ask God in prayer for consolation for this tormented population."

“For a year now, we have been watching the violence in Myanmar with sorrow,” Pope Francis said at the end of the February 2 general audience, as that country marks a year since the military coup.

The Pope continued:

I echo the appeal of the Burmese bishops for the international community to work for reconciliation between the parties concerned. We cannot look away from the suffering of so many brothers and sisters.

Let us ask God in prayer for consolation for this tormented population. To him we entrust our efforts for peace.

Pope Francis
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