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Myanmar prelate emphasizes importance of family

Catholic World News - July 31, 2014

The archbishop of Yangon, the largest city in Myanmar (Burma), has called upon Catholics to recognize the importance of the family, even as “many of the rich countries have given up on having families and the gift of life is rejected.”

“We call God our Father ‘Abba,’ and we consider him a loving and lovable father, who also makes us children and brothers and sisters in the Lord,” said Archbishop Charles Maung Bo of Yangon, according to a Fides news agency report. “As Christians, we are called to celebrate life, to say thank you to our parents and our families.”

The prelate also called upon Catholics to look upon the nation as a family.

“Today the nation is bleeding, stabbed repeatedly by hatred,” he said. “Unity is the strength of a family, not hate.”

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