I do not understand much about human rights. I have been living under dictatorship for my whole life. I am from Myanmar. People are fighting for human rights globally, but we, the people of Myanmar fighting for survival.
A Myanmar priest opens up to describe what hope would look like for people under dictatorship for almost seven decades. The priest hopes for something unknown to bring us joy amid the recent military coup. Like Mother Mary, the Myanmar people do not know the future. But young priest invites fellow pilgrims to hold hands and move towards what we are hoping for and accept the situation like Mary. The author looks for great things to happen in Myanmar with just hope the month of December brings.
Catholics are urged to show solidarity with the suffering people in Myanmar. Myanmar has been in turmoil since the coup on February 1, 2021. The nation’s economy is disrupted with protests against the military forces, battles in border regions amid a surge in coronavirus cases.