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August 11, 2020

Pope asks for peace and equality

Pope Francis and State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi attend the meeting with members of the civil societies and diplomatic corps. Photo: Reuters
Pope Francis and State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi attend the meeting with members of the civil societies and diplomatic corps. Photo: Reuters

Pope Francis delivered a speech at the Myanmar International Convention Center-II (MICC-II) in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday, urging Myanmar leaders to redouble their efforts to justice and equality for all.
“The future of Myanmar must be peace, a peace based on respect for the dignity and rights of each member of society, respect for each ethnic group and its identity, respect for the rule of law, and respect for a democratic order that enables each individual and every group — none excluded — to offer its legitimate contribution to the common good,” the pope said.
The pontiff’s speech came immediately after an address by State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, in which she said “the road to peace is not always smooth”.
Yesterday’s event was attended by First Lady Daw Su Su Lwin, wife of Vice President U Henry Van Thio, Dr. Shwe Hlwam, Union Ministers, Deputy Ministers, the Vatican City Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Archbishop of the Myanmar Roman Catholic Church Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, Myanmar Catholic Church bishops, ambassadors and charge d’affaires of foreign embassies in Myanmar, representatives of UN organisations, representatives of civil societies, officials from ministries and invited guests.
Yesterday’s event was the pontiff’s second day in Myanmar. Today, Pope Francis will hold a Mass for the public in Kyaikkasan, Yangon, meet with the State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee in Kaba Aye Hill and with Myanmar Catholic bishops at St. Mary’s Cathedral. The Pope will depart for Bangladesh tomorrow. – Myanmar News Agency

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