‘I kneel on the streets of Myanmar and say cease the violence’: Pope Francis | World Information
VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis appealed on Wednesday for an finish to bloodshed in Myanmar, saying: “Even I kneel on the streets of Myanmar and say `cease the violence`”.
Francis made the attraction, his newest since a February 1 coup, on the finish of his weekly common viewers, held remotely from the Vatican library due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Greater than 180 protesters have been killed as safety forces attempt to crush a wave of demonstrations.
“Another time and with a lot unhappiness I really feel the urgency to speak in regards to the dramatic state of affairs in Myanmar, the place many individuals, most of them younger, are dropping their lives as a way to supply hope to their nation,” he mentioned.
In language symbolising what protesters have completed, Francis mentioned: “Even I kneel on the streets of Myanmar and say `cease the violence.` Even I open my arms and say `Let dialogue prevail`.”
With nice sorrow, I have to recall the dramatic state of affairs in #Myanmar, the place many individuals, particularly younger folks, are dropping their lives to supply hope to their nation. I too kneel within the streets of Myanmar and say: Finish the violence! Might dialogue prevail!
— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) March 17, 2021
Francis might have been referring to a video and pictures of a Catholic nun pleading with safety forces on her knees to not shoot protesters final week within the Myanmar metropolis of Myitkyina, each of which went viral on the Web.
The nun, Sister Ann Rose Nu Tawng, later informed reporters she had informed the police to spare the youngsters and shoot her as an alternative.
There are fewer than 800,000 Roman Catholics within the predominantly Buddhist nation.
Francis, who visited Myanmar in 2017, mentioned: “Blood doesn’t resolve something. Dialogue should prevail.”
Myanmar`s Roman Catholic chief Charles Maung Bo, has additionally referred to as for an finish to the bloodshed.