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Cardinal Bo of Myanmar calls for solidarity amid pandemic

A file image of Cardinal Charles Maung Bo during a visit to the Vatican on Feb. 14, 2015. (Photo by Tiziana Fabi/AFP via

A leading Asian Catholic Church leader called for solidarity among peoples amid the global health crisis brought about by the spread of the new coronavirus disease.

Cardinal Charles Maung Bo of Yangon warned that the spread of the disease “will leave nothing unchanged,” including the way people worship and relate with each other.

In his Easter message, the cardinal urged the faithful to ensure that the new world order brought about by the pandemic will “arise from and lead to new forms of solidarity.”

“We have realized that we are on the same boat, all of us fragile and disoriented, but at the same time important and needed,” he said.

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