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Burma’s cardinal fears nation becoming less open to Christians, Muslims

November 03, 2015

As voters in Myanmar (Burma) prepare to head to the polls on November 8, the nation’s cardinal expressed concern that the largely Buddhist nation is becoming less tolerant of ethnic and religious minorities, such as Rohingya Muslims and Kachin Christians.

“The attitude that Myanmar must have one race and one religion, such as Bamar and Buddhist, is not acceptable,” said Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, according to a UCA News report.

“What I want to highlight is that Catholics and Buddhists in my native village have been living together as a harmonious society for centuries,” he added. “That's the interreligious message that I want to share with the people of Myanmar.”


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