Pope expresses ‘solidarity with the people’ of Myanmar
Pope Francis expressed sympathy for the people of Myanmar as the country grapples with a military coup that has toppled its leader and remains in a state of crisis.
The Pope said this weekend he has been following the events unfolding in Myanmar with “deep concern,” according to Reuters.
“In this very delicate moment, I want to again assure my spiritual closeness, my prayers and my solidarity with the people of Myanmar,” the Pope said. “I pray that those in positions of responsibility in the country show sincere willingness to serve the common good, promoting social justice and national stability for a harmonious and democratic co-existence.”
Leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other National League for Democracy party officials were taken into custody by military authorities nearly a week ago during overnight raids.
Military leaders have grown unhappy with Suu Kyi for what they allege to be corrupt election systems and her ignoring of their concerns.
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