Tag: Myanmar

Working with refugees builds friendships at Oakdale parish

Working with refugees builds friendships at Oakdale parish

| Bridget Ryder | December 5, 2017 | 1 Comment

The family assigned to Guardian Angels was a married couple with six children, ages 9 to 19, from Myanmar, also known as Burma, in southeast Asia. They were also reunited with an older daughter who had already settled in Minnesota.

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In Myanmar and Bangladesh, pope calls for dialogue and respect for all

In Myanmar and Bangladesh, pope calls for dialogue and respect for all

| Cindy Wooden | December 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

As on every papal trip, Pope Francis’ visit to Myanmar and Bangladesh included a mix of meetings with government officials and events focused firmly on the nations’ Catholic communities.

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Pope, as ‘grandfather,’ urges Myanmar’s young to love and serve

Pope, as ‘grandfather,’ urges Myanmar’s young to love and serve

| Cindy Wooden | November 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Before ending his visit to Myanmar, Pope Francis turned to the nation’s young Catholics, urging them to pursue lives of faith, hope and love.

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Pope arrives in Bangladesh, praises country’s welcome of Rohingya

Pope arrives in Bangladesh, praises country’s welcome of Rohingya

| Cindy Wooden | November 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

The government and people of Bangladesh have shown exemplary generosity in welcoming hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar, despite great demands placed on already limited resources, Pope Francis said.

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Buddhists, Christians must reclaim values that lead to peace, pope says

Buddhists, Christians must reclaim values that lead to peace, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | November 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Christians and Buddhists are called by faith to overcome evil with goodness and violence with peace, Pope Francis said during a meeting with leaders of Myanmar’s Buddhist community.

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Respect the rights of all groups, pope tells Myanmar’s leaders

Respect the rights of all groups, pope tells Myanmar’s leaders

| Cindy Wooden | November 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

The plight of the ethnic Muslim minority in Myanmar’s Rakhine state was front and center in speeches by Pope Francis and Aung San Suu Kyi, but neither publicly used the word Rohingya.

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Pope meets generals after brief welcome by children in Myanmar

Pope meets generals after brief welcome by children in Myanmar

| Cindy Wooden | November 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Greeted by two dozen children wearing traditional attire and by the nation’s bishops, Pope Francis arrived in Myanmar Nov. 27 for a four-day visit.

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Aung San Suu Kyi is trapped by the generals. Can Pope Francis help?

Aung San Suu Kyi is trapped by the generals. Can Pope Francis help?

| September 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

This commentary and analysis, written by Michael Sainsbury for ucanews.com, was published Sept. 18, the day before Aung San Suu Kyi’s speech condemning human rights violations. In that speech, Suu Kyi did not mention the term ethnic cleansing:

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Myanmar leader condemns human rights violations in speech on Rohingya

Myanmar leader condemns human rights violations in speech on Rohingya

| September 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Faced with a powerful military keen to have martial law declared in Rakhine state, which nearly half a million people fled in three weeks, Myanmar’s de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, avoided any mention of ethnic cleansing of Muslim Rohingya while broadly condemning human rights violations in her first major address on the issue.

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Pope expected to visit Myanmar in late November

Pope expected to visit Myanmar in late November

| August 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis is expected to focus on trying to improve the troubles of about a million ethnic Muslim Rohingya when he visits Myanmar the last week of November, reported ucanews.com.

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Today’s mission fields are around the world and next door

Today’s mission fields are around the world and next door

| Deacon Mickey Friesen | March 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Recently, I had the pleasure of meeting one of our newest priests to arrive in the archdiocese, Father Joseph Kureh.

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Myanmar refugees bring new life to St. Bernard

Myanmar refugees bring new life to St. Bernard

| December 1, 2010 | 0 Comments

Father Mike Anderson waited patiently on the front steps of St. Bernard in St. Paul last Sunday morning, his purple vest­ments cloaking him from the Novem­ber chill. Clanging church bells heralded the 10:30 Mass, but only a smattering of parishioners prayed silently in the pews.

Minutes later, a yellow school bus pulled up to the curb, then another one behind it.

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