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Source: Agenzia Fides – MIL OSI

Headline: ASIA/MYANMAR – Burmese Bishops: “Peace is the antidote to the virus”

Yangon – Commitment and investment in peace and reconciliation by state and non-state actors in Myanmar is needed, in the midst of the coronavirus health crisis: this is the appeal launced by the Bishops of Myanmar who, in a note sent to Agenzia Fides, say: “Peace is possible, peace is the only way. Just, fair and inclusive solutions are possible with the cessation of hostilities and the desire to dialogue in good faith”. The conference, made up of Bishops representing 16 Catholic dioceses in the country, hopes for the search for new opportunities for solid and lasting peace. “Among the pandemic of COVID-19, the important challenges are reconciliation and the reconstruction of the nation. This is election year, this is the year of hope”, said Father Peter Sein Hlaing Oo, Executive Secretary of the Bishops’ Conference.

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