austraLasia

?

Shortcut

PrevPrev Article

NextNext Article

Larger Font Smaller Font Up Down Go comment Print Attachment
MYM
2017.12.02 17:20

4570(IV)_Unity in Diversity!

Views 396 Comment 0

20171202_MYM.jpg


The historical visit of Pope Francis to Myanmar (27-30 November 2017)


By Fr. Leo Mang, SDB
MYM Social Communication Delegate


Yangon, Myanmar, 1 December 2017 -- Pope Francis arrived on Monday in Yangon (27.11.2017), where he was greeted by Myanmar’s political and religious authorities, as well as by the crowds who lined the road to the Archbishop’s residence (Cardinal Charles Bo, SDB) where he had stayed for the three-day visit.


During his meeting with the 17 leaders of Myanmar’s religious communities the Pope insisted them that peace consists in unity in diversity, not in uniformity.


The Holy Father visited to the new capital of Nay Pyi Taw where he met the President of the Republic of Myanmar, Mr Htin Kyaw, and presented with a manuscript, depicting the life of Buddha, the primary figure of the Buddhist religion. The Pope also in the honorable guest record wrote that "Upon all the beloved people of Myanmar, I invoke the divine blessings of justice, peace and unity."


After that Pope Francis was welcomed and greeted by Her Excellency Daw Aung San Su Kyi, Myanmar's Foreign Minister and State Counsellor, at Myanmar's International Convention Center in Nay Pyi Taw, where he addressed to the authorities, civil society, and diplomatic corps. He encouraged the nation to continue along the “arduous process of peacebuilding and national reconciliation”.


On 29th November 2017 morning the Holy Father celebrated the Holy Mass with 200.000 faithful at a sports ground in central Yangon, Myanmar and praised the small flock in Myanmar for its tireless work among the poorest and most vulnerable people.


In the afternoon the Holy Father visited to the Supreme "Sangha" Council of Buddhist Monks at the Kaba Aye Center in Yangon. Pope Francis presented to the Bhaddanta Kumarabhivamsa, Chairman of the State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee, with a sculpture of a "Dove of Peace" during their meeting in Yangon, Myanmar on Wednesday. The dove expresses God's merciful love for humanity, while the two ascending ribbons represent an allusion to the "re-emerging" of peaceful relations. In the evening the Holy Father met with the 22 Catholic Bishops of Myanmar includes 3 Archdioceses and 13 Dioceses. The Pope focussed his discourse to the Bishops on the concepts of healing, accompaniment and prophecy.


On the last day of his apostolic journey to Myanmar 30.11.2017, Pope Francis celebrated a morning Mass for young people, gathered at St Mary’s Catholic cathedral in central Yangon and this is his message “You must be messengers of hope in Myanmar, unafraid to believe in God’s mercy and show solidarity with your suffering sisters and brothers”.

For the very first historical visit of the Holy Father to Myanmar the Salesians of Don Bosco Myanmar had contributed from different parts especially the official spoke person of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Myanmar, the National Director of Social Communication of CBCM, for the Visit of the Holy Father is Rev. Fr. Mariano Soe Naing (SDB). Another Salesian Fr. Leo Mang the former Director of Catholic SC in Myanmar was also the secretary to Vatican Media group for the entire programs. The eldest Salesian confrere, Fr. Cyril Francis had a special privilege to kiss the Holy Father and received his blessing.


We hope and pray that this strong encouragement and inspiration of Pope Francis visit to our country will foster our faith, vocation and missionary slant.




20171202_MYM1.jpg


20171202_MYM2.jpg


20171202_MYM3.jpg


20171202_MYM4.jpg


20171202_MYM5.jpg


20171202_MYM6.jpg


20171202_MYM7.jpg


Maximum Attachments : 0Byte/ 5.00MB
Maximum File Size : 5.00MB (Allowed extentsions : *.*)

  1. 4821(III)_"This is the way, keep to it"

    Priestly ordination for two Salesians in Jakarta By Fr. Peter Tukan, SDB Jakarta, Indonesia, 16 August 2018 -- The new Salesian Vice-Province of Indonesia (INA) is blessed with two new priests - Fr Fransiskus Borgias Adv...
    Date2018.08.17 CategoryINA Reply0 Views158 newfile
    Read More
  2. 4821(II)_Blood on the River Bank

    A musical play on the life and martyrdom of Bp Versiglia and Fr Caravario By Fr Ambrose Pereira, SDB Port Moresby, PNG, 16 August 2018 -- The 203rd birth anniversary of Don Bosco and the 33rd Foundation Day of Don Bosco T...
    Date2018.08.17 CategoryPGS Reply0 Views47 newfile
    Read More
  3. 4821(I)_Growing together in the intercultural dynamics of religious life

    The Internovitiate Program on Cultural Awareness By Nov. Afi'a Enosa, SDB Suva, Fiji Islands, 11 August 2018 -- Last weekend, the novices and postulants from the Marist Brothers, Marist Sisters, Missionaries of the Sacred ...
    Date2018.08.17 CategoryPac. Reply0 Views29 newfile
    Read More
  4. 4820(II)_Mary’s Assumption – Rejoice and Be Glad!

    By Reynaldo Durango Jr., SDB Talisay City, 15 August 2018 -- The community of Don Bosco Formation Center together with some other religious congregations and young people celebrated the Solemnity of Mary’s Assumption through a sim...
    Date2018.08.16 CategoryFIS Reply0 Views66 file
    Read More
  5. 4820(I)_Celebrating the Assumption of Our Blessed Mother

    By Fr Ambrose Pereira, SDB Port Moresby, PNG, 15 August 2018 -- The Feast of the Assumption of Our Blessed Mother was celebrated on 15thAugust, 2018 at Don Bosco Technical School, Gabutu with a Solemn Eucharistic celebration. Fr. ...
    Date2018.08.16 CategoryPGS Reply0 Views125 file
    Read More
  6. 4819(III)_“Consecrated and Sent Into the World (John 10:36)”

    Salesians at the 19th Annual Convention of the Catholic Biblical Association of the Philippines By Fr. Joel N Camaya, SDB Makati, the Philippines, 13 August 2018 -- From August 11-13, the Catholic Biblical Association ...
    Date2018.08.15 CategoryFIN Reply0 Views142 file
    Read More
  7. 4819(II)_Taizé Pilgrimage of Trust and Reconciliation

    Hosted in Hongkong By Fr. Jose Lorbeth L. Vivo, SDB Hong kong, 12 August 2018 -- The “Pilgrimage of Trust and Reconciliation – an International Meeting of Young Adults” organized by the Community of Taizé in collaboratio...
    Date2018.08.15 CategoryCIN Reply0 Views2001 file
    Read More
  8. 4819(I)_‘Wokabaut wantaim ol yangpela’

    The family celebrates Don Bosco in PNG By Fr. Ambrose Pereira, SDB Port Moresby, PNG, 12 August 2018 -- The celebration for the 33rd Foundation of Don Bosco Technical School, Gabutu, Port Moresby commenced on 12th August...
    Date2018.08.15 CategoryPGS Reply0 Views70 file
    Read More
  9. 4818_EAO 2018 Salesian Brother Congress Resolutions

    EAO Salesian Brother Action Plan 2018-2024 By Our Own Correspondent K'Long, Vietnam, 13 August 2018 -- Don Bosco as man of God, as educator, pastor, communicator, missionary and founder of large spiritual and apostolic f...
    Date2018.08.14 CategoryEAO Reply0 Views381 file
    Read More
  10. 4817_Salesian Brother Pentecost indicates the way forward

    EAO Congress indicates the profile of Salesian Brother By Our Own Correspondent K'Long, Vietnam, 12 August 2018 -- Last two days of the EAO Salesian Brother Congress (August 9-12) were time of community discernment, with...
    Date2018.08.13 CategoryEAO Reply4 Views1032 file
    Read More
List
Board Pagination Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 ... 217 Next
/ 217