Reports on Sunday said that some protesters in Mandalay threw projectiles at police, who responded with live fire and tear gas.
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Tens of thousands of people in Burma have taken to the streets this week to protest for the release of Aung San Suu Kyi, the country’s elected civilian leader.
“This King does not allow himself to be taken,” said St. Teresa, “except by one who surrenders wholly to him.”
Francis spoke from the capital of Yangon on the first full day of a six-day visit to Burma and Bangladesh.
Cardinal Charles Maung Bo hopes the Holy Father can help bring peace to the Asian country, wounded by six decades of dictatorship.
Pope Francis and Myanmar’s Cardinal Bo have again highlighted the plight of the Southeast Asian country’s oppressed Muslim minority.
According to the U.N., some 2,000 people are stranded in boats in the Bay of Bengal and another 1,500 in the Andaman Sea.