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Myanmar street protests intensify as military cracks down

Catholic nuns, seminarians and laypeople have marched on the streets to pray for peace as pro-democracy protests intensify in Myanmar three weeks after the February 1 coup. Nearly 1,000 Catholics, mostly young people, joined weekend marches on the streets of the old capital, Yangon. In Myanmar’s second largest city, Mandalay, two people including a teenager were killed and more than 20 ... Read More »

Nuns protest Myanmar military coup

CATHOLIC nuns, priests and laypeople have joined protests in Buddhist-majority Myanmar following the coup on February 1. Hundreds of Catholics, including dozens of nuns, marched on the streets of Yangon on February 14,  and recited prayers and the rosary. Youths held placards reading “Free Aung San Suu Kyi” and “We support CDM,” the latter referring to the civil disobedience movement. ... Read More »

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