Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Message of Yangon, Catholic Archbishop Charles Bo

ကက္သလစ္အသင္းေတာ္၊ ရန္ကုန္ သာသနာ ဂိုဏ္းခ်ဳပ္ဆရာေတာ္ၾကီး ခ်ားလ္စ္ ဘို ၏ (၁၈.၁.၂၀၁၄)ရက္ေန႔၊ ရန္ကုန္ျမိဳ႕ St. Mary's Cathedral,မွ ျမြက္ၾကားခ်က္မ်ား ျဖစ္ပါတယ္။ 
Message for Unity Octave: 18th. Jan. 2014 in St. Mary's Cathedral,

* Those who are away from our homes - in Malaysia, Thailand, India, in the refugee camps - they need our pastoral attention, they need our
advocacy. Ours is a nation of migrants, refugees and internally displaced
people. There are three million. Christ is in Exile in these people. Is
there a Moses, is there an Abraham who can bring them back to the promised Land?

* Human trafficking : Ours is one of the highest human trafficking
nation : Our vulnerable youngsters are sold into modern forms of slavery -
sex trade, risky jobs. In unknown land their silent tears cry for pastoral
care and return home/

* Drug affected Youth : in the border towns and villages, hundreds of
youth are turned into walking ghosts by merchants of death, the drug
dealers. In many villages and towns, youth is the missing generation. On
the altars of the avarice of the drug Lords, we sacrifice our youth. It
is a pity the church is a silent spectator. This calls for a concerted
effort by all churches in advocacy, pastoral care, campaign against drugs in
our pastoral areas.

* Land confiscation : astronomical rates are quoted. The cronies
who lived by eating the intestines of the poor during the military regime,
are continue to feast on the bowels of the poor. They steal, as the
Prophet Amos cried out, from the poor. Companies and rich people are creating a huge need for land. Thousands of farmers lose their lands, many become homeless. Democracy may become a night mare unless, the land rights are respected. Ethnic lands are being grabbed for industry, agro forests and we as Christians are the worst victims of these land grabs.

* Continued denial of rights : As a church today we are asking the
government a simple request : Return our lands and schools. Church has done great work in education and health in many countries. Even in Myanmar some of the ICONIC schools were developed by the Christians. Refusing to acknowledge the contribution, the former regime confiscated our properties, our schools. We wish to contribute towards building the nation. Return our schools. It is our cultural right.

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