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Burmese prelate urges refugees to return, help rebuild country

Catholic World News - January 11, 2013

Archbishop Charles Bo of Yangon is encouraging refugees to return to Myanmar (Burma), saying that the country’s brutal military government has ceded some authority and “years of suffering are slowly giving way to hope.”

Archbishop Bo said that “a darkness engulfed” the country during the years of dictatorship. But a new civilian government, established in 2011, has brought some welcome change, he said. He urged refugees living abroad to “come back to their motherland.”

An estimated 3 million people from Burma are now living abroad, the archbishop said. Another 1 million are displaced within the Asian country, with many still living in hiding to escape arrest. “We are a refugee nation,” the archbishop said.

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