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Myanmar diocese bans priests from ‘active participation in politics,’ criticizing junta

The diocese said the priests “active involvement in politics” and their social media posts "cause great perplexity" in the community

Cardinal slams abuse cover-ups at Vatican priest forum

A string of recent investigations exposing pedophile priests have been front page news in recent months

Pope Francis gives personal reflection on 52 years of priesthood

Pope Francis urged priests to be close to people, saying that "it is important nowadays to be closely involved in people’s real lives"

Pope Francis to priests: Don’t ‘remain barricaded in the sacristy’

“Please, let us not remain barricaded in the sacristy and cultivate small closed groups where we can snuggle up and be comfortable.”

Cardinal Sarah calls Catholic priests to spiritual renewal in new book

Families play an important role in supporting priests, encouraging people to invite priests into their homes to pray and converse

Catholic priests call for UN intervention in Indonesia’s Papua region

The priests support moves to invite the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights “to come, see and hear the actual human rights conditions"

Can priests and religious endorse political candidates?

In practice, priests who run for public office need to renounce their ministerial functions or are suspended from exercising them

Catholic priest, nun succumbed to COVID-19 in Myanmar as hundreds die...

Hundreds more bodies than usual are being taken for funerals every day in Myanmar as a new wave of COVID-19 sweeps through the country

More Catholic priests getting sick of COVID-19 in Myanmar

At least 20 of the 54 priests in the Diocese of Kalay in the country’s Sagaing region are currently sick of either COVID-19 or common flu

Another Catholic priest dies of COVID-19 in Myanmar; more deaths reported...

Myanmar’s efforts to contain the pandemic were dealt a substantial blow when the military orchestrated a coup d’état in February

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