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Cardinal Charles Bo's missionary vision, pastoral concern

Myanmar's first Cardinal, Charles Maung Bo (R), Archbishop of Yangon was among  20 new cardinals Pope Francis (L) created  February 14, 2015. - REUTERS

Myanmar's first Cardinal, Charles Maung Bo (R), Archbishop of Yangon was among 20 new cardinals Pope Francis (L) created February 14, 2015. - REUTERS

14/02/2015 15:37

Archbishop Charles Bo of Yangon became Myanmar’s first cardinal on Feb. 14 when he received the cardinal’s red hat and ring from Pope Francis at the consistory in St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome.  Along with him, the Pope also raised 19 others to the rank of cardinal.  While reflecting the far-flung ‎diversity of the Catholic Church, these new cardinals from 18 countries also represent unity in living out some of Pope Francis' core ‎concerns.  And Cardinal Charles Bo will bring in his experience and the pastoral concerns of the Church of Myanmar to the heart of the Catholic Church.  The Church of Myanmar that recently celebrated its 5th centenary, has, like the rest of the people, gone through decades of brutal rule under a ruthless military junta.  But today the nation is opening up under a controlled democracy.  We got a glimpse of Cardinal Charles Bo’s misssionary vision and pastoral concern from a message he proclaimed through Vatican Radio on the occasion of New Year 2015.  At that time, Pope Francis had not announced the new cardinals.  Today, on the occasion of his cardinalate, we once more bring you Cardinal Charles Bo’s message.  LISTEN:

 

 

 

 

 

 

14/02/2015 15:37