Myanmar is changing: Mandalay Archbishop

In a note to Vatican's Fides agency the archbishop said this as a sign of "development that is truly rewarding."

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Jul 04 2014, 7:08 PM
Myanmar is changing: Mandalay Archbishop
Archbishop Paul Grawng

Mandalay Archbishop Paul Grawng says "a great" change is taking place in his country as people are stressing on education and progress.

"A great change is taking place in our country. In several cities, where there were houses made of wood and bamboo, buildings made of concrete are increasing. In the perception of many, this is a sign of progress. But the biggest change, among the new buildings, are colleges and private educational institutions, created to respond to the deep interest in education," he said.

In a note to Vatican's Fides agency the archbishop said this as a sign of "development that is truly rewarding."

He said education is crucial for the life and future of a people. ?"Many are taking the opportunity to realize the true value that is the formation of the heart and mind of citizens, essential for integral human development."

"This reminds me of the little Bible school I had the privilege of visiting 40 years ago, in a parish located in a remote, mountainous area. That little school helped young people of the mountains to live a decent life, in harmony with nature and with the cultural values of the community. Those indigenous peoples were wonderfully close to the Gospel," Archbishop Grawng said.

"Now, in this new era of change, we are called to support new learning centers and educational institutions that are springing up, so that they can help to educate people, and believe that they can live in truth and freedom," he said.

Source: Fides Agency

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