In the face of a health emergency, Myanmar’s military soldiers forcibly closed a church-run health center on November 22. The military personnel also robbed medical equipment from the clinic, driving the most vulnerable seeking medical assistance at a serious health risk.
A war-like situation did not stop Catholics in Myanmar to inaugurate the synodal journey on October 17. But the faithful in Myanmar’s Chin State could not join the online service of the opening ceremony of the synodal process.
Catholic children in the archdiocese of Yangon and diocese of Mawlamyaine took part in the ‘One Million Children Praying the Rosary’ Campaign on October 18. Missionary Childhood Association in Myanmar led the rosary campaign focusing on worldwide unity and peace.
Father John Kyaw Thu Ya, parish priest of Mary Help of Christians in the village of Chaung Yo in Mandalay archdiocese, led a religious procession and veneration of the Holy Eucharist on July 31 to inspire parishioners in the midst of the pandemic.