ASIA/MYANMAR – New appeal from the Pope, Sister Ann Nu Twang: “He is close to our suffering people” – Agenzia Fides

Yangon (Agenzia fide) – “The words of Pope Francis comfort us at this time when we see our hearts broken by so much violence and suffering of innocent people. We even feel powerless and helpless in the face of the evil that continues. Our hope is placed in God and we ask for the help of the international community”. This is what a Catholic priest from the diocese of Yangon said to Agenzia Fides, preferring to remain anonymous for security reasons, after the new appeal from Pope Francis who, at the end of the General Audience on March 17, , mentioned Myanmar: “Once again, and with great sorrow – said the Pontiff – I feel it is urgent to mention the dramatic situation in Myanmar, where many people, especially the young, are losing their lives to offer hope to their country”. He continued, ideally referring to the gesture of Sister Ann Nu Tawng, a Catholic nun working in the city of Myitkyina, whose photos have been published in the media all over the world: “I too kneel in the streets of Myanmar and say: End the violence! I too reach out my arms and say: may dialogue prevail!”. Source: ASIA/MYANMAR – New appeal from the Pope, Sister Ann Nu Twang: “He is close to our suffering people” – Agenzia Fides