Inaugural welcome address of Cardinal Charles Maung Bo of Yangon, president of the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences, at the opening ceremonies of the FABC general conference in Bangkok, Thailand, on Oct. 12, 2022.
Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, the president of the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences (FABC), expresses his deep concern about religious freedom and human right in Hong Kong after the arrest of Cardinal Joseph Zen, in his statement published on May 14, 2022.
Yes, we feel death of every friend diminishes us. How to we maintain our humanity and grow out of these dark days? We need to cry at the loss. Since we have love, our hearts are broken. To shed tears is the ultimate sanctity of human relationships. Jesus wept at his friend Lazaro’s death.
These are apocalyptic times: starvation, struggle for oxygen, long queues in the cemeteries and the persisting virus of conflict and poverty of our people. We plead with those who rule: Be Good Shepherds, save our people.