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It is war at the congress

CEBU (SE): It is time to declare war on poverty and cruelty, the papal envoy to the International Eucharistic Congress being held in Cebu, The Philippines, Charles Maung Cardinal Bo, told an enthusiastic gathering at the opening Mass on January 24.

In a call for what he termed a Third World War, the archbishop of Yangon in the Union of Myanmar described the widespread malnutrition and starvation in the world as mass genocide.

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Mission must include the wisdom of a vision for the future

CEBU (SE): The 51st Eucharistic Congress formally opened in Cebu, The Philippines, on January 24 with an outdoor Mass celebrated by the special envoy from Pope Francis, Charles Maung Cardinal Bo, from Yangon in the Union of Myanmar, at the Plaza Independencia.

In introducing the congress, Cardinal Bo said that holding it in Asia is significant, as the continent is home to a confluence of major religions and a part of the world that has not embraced secularism.

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