Pope, 'I'm on my knees for Myanmar'

  VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis has launched a strong appeal for peace in Myanmar, saying in his general audience, “I too kneel down on the streets of Myanmar and say: stop the violence.” 

  The pope was referencing the powerful image that has been seen the world over in the last few days, of Sister Ann Nu Thawng kneeling in front of the military in Myanmar, praying for peace.

  The pope continued, “I too put my arms out and say: dialogue prevails. Blood resolves nothing. Dialogue prevails.”

  In his general audience on Wednesday he also prayed for those in Paraguay suffering from the ongoing crisis, calling for an end to the violence.

 

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Sister Ann Nu Thawng