Catholic church damaged by the Junta’s airstrike in Myanmar
People in Myanmar continue to battle against the similar type of evil – the Tatmadaw (Burmese Army).
On March 8, a Catholic church in Kayah state was attacked by the Tatmadaw in an airstrike. According to church sources, the ceiling and windows of the Our Lady of Fatima Church in Saun Du La village in Demoso township were severely damaged.
Despite repeated calls from church leaders to not target places of worship, the Tatmadaw has continued its offensives against churches and civilians in Christian strongholds like Kayah state and Chin state.
UCA News reports a military aircraft bombed the church around 2 a.m. on March 8 assuming it was sheltering people fleeing the ongoing conflict.
The ongoing fighting between the local defense groups and the Tatmadaw since last May has resulted in eight Catholic churches being hit by the latter’s artillery shelling and airstrikes in Loikaw Diocese. As a result, some 16 parishes out of 38 in Loikaw Diocese have been abandoned by priests, nuns, and parishioners who have fled to safe areas following intensified fighting.