MYANMAR CARDINAL DECRIES ARREST OF “BROTHER CARDINAL,” LOSS OF FREEDOMS IN HONG KONG
A MUST READ STATEMENT BY CARDINAL CHARLES BO, PRESIDENT OF THE FABC (FEDERATION OF ASIAN BISHOPS CONFERENCES), ON THE ARREST OF HIS “BROTHER CARDINAL AND FELLOW SALESIAN”
Cardinal Bo expressed his “profound concern about the situation for human rights and threats to religious freedom in Hong Kong,” adding: “Hong Kong used to be one of Asia’s freest and most open cities. Today, it has been transformed into a police state. Freedom of expression, freedom of the press, freedom of assembly and association, and academic freedom have all been dismantled.”
Cardinal Bo has been archbishop of Yangon, Myanmar, since 2003.
“To see a city that was a beacon for freedom, including religious freedom, move so radically and swiftly down a much darker and more repressive path is heart-breaking. To see a government in China break its promises made in an international treaty, the Sino-British Joint Declaration, so repeatedly and blatantly, is appalling.”
“For the people of Hong Kong it is now increasingly difficult to speak out freely, so those of us outside Hong Kong who have a voice must use it on their behalf, and devote our prayers and efforts to showing solidarity with and support for them, in the hope that one day their freedoms will be restored.”
For full text: https://www.signisasia.net/statement-by-his-eminence…/”