A church has been destroyed despite bishops’ pleas for peace in Myanmar
A Catholic church was burned in Myanmar’s Kayah state on June 15, making it yet another place of worship under attack by the Tatmadaw (Burmese Army).
Located in the heavily populated Christian state of Kayah, St. Matthews Church was set ablaze by junta soldiers. This is one of many assaults against Christian believers since the military takeover of the democratically elected government.
The destruction of worship places indicates the junta’s desire to spread the Buddhist religion and stop Christians who support local defense forces against the coup.
The attack on the church comes just a couple days after a group of bishops in Myanmar made a public statement pleading for respect of life and an end to conflict.