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Asian Catholic bishops honor Indian Jesuit priest Stan Swamy

16 July 2021
Following the death of Fr Stan Swamy on Monday, 5 July, Cardinal Bo, Archbishop of Yangon, Myanmar, and President of the Federation of Asian Bishops Conferences, issued a statement on behalf of Asian bishops, paying tribute to the Jesuit priest, unjustly detained for nine months for his commitment in defence of the Adivasis (the original inhabitants of India). “With deep anguish and sorrow, we mourn the death of the martyr of the marginalised people, Fr. Stan Swamy SJ. His last month in custody on a hospital bed till the last moments is the most heart wrenching tragedy of an innocent man persecuted for doing good”. “The custodial hospitalisation — the Cardinal continued — restrained his movements, but in his death, his legacy is set free now, inspiring thousands in every part of India and the globe. His mission will continue and will ...

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