Jesuit Father John C. Russell (97), the former warden of Ricci Hall at the University of Hong Kong, passed away on September 22 at St. Paul’s Hospital. (Photo: Ricci Hall Old Boys' Association (RHOBA))
Religions for Peace, which Myanmar’s Cardinal Charles Bo serves as co-president, has condemned all actions that subvert the democratic will of Myanmar’s people and voiced solidarity with the people of the Southeast Asian country.
The Indonesian government has issued a decree banning state schools from interfering in the religious beliefs of students and teachers in a move that is being hailed as part of increased efforts to ensure the Muslim-majority country remains inclusive.
The head of the Episcopal Commission on Migrants and Itinerant People of the Philippine bishops’ conference called on Filipinos in Myanmar to take care as political tension continues to rise in the country.
Countries in Southeast Asia gave a tepid response to a coup in Myanmar on Monday, with no nation coming forward to condemn the military’s seizure of power, amid a general erosion of democracy in the region.