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At the closing of the Year of Mercy, Cardinal Bo urges leaders to cultivate a mental attitude of peace

Myanmar: A nation in 'need of mercy'

Cardinal Charles Maung Bo in procession for Mass during the closing of the Year of Mercy at St. Mary's Cathedral in Yangon on Nov. 20. (Photo courtesy of Ma Hla Aung)

John Zaw, Mandalay
Myanmar

November 21, 2016

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Cardinal Charles Maung Bo of Yangon closed the holy door of St. Mary's Cathedral in Yangon marking the end of the Jubilee Year of Mercy on Nov. 20 and gave a homily on bringing peace to the battered nation.

Cardinal Bo told those at the Mass that peace is the only way forward for Myanmar, which has been wracked by internal conflict following independence from Britain in 1948.

"As a citizen of this country the greatest mercy to us is to bring peace to this land," said Cardinal Bo. 

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