The parish had no resident priests from 1952, when the last foreign missionary was expelled by communists, until 2013, when a priest was sent to resume religious activities among local Catholics.
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Until recent years, Catholics had to practice our faith secretly since local authorities treated this area as being free of religion. They banned us from gathering for prayers, threatened to fine us, and created serious difficulties for visiting priests.
We must always stress that every human being is a brother or sister in Christ, created in the image and likeness of a loving God.
Myanmar’s military junta has put in place restrictive measures against international and local NGOs through financial instruments and channels.
This is the fourth vaccine China has approved for emergency use.
The question of the use of the name “Allah” has for a very long time caused divisions in Malaysia, with Christians complaining about attempts to reserve it for Muslim communities, highlighting the fact that this in fact tends to an Islamization of pluralist society.
At the conclusion of the Mass, Cardinal Yeom thanked God for making this ordination possible.
“Democracy was the streak of hope for solving the problems of this once rich country. This time millions voted for democracy. Our people believe in peaceful transfer of power.”
“We have to assume that the military is staging a coup.”