WelCom October 2023
Ecological injustice ‘has robbed food from the plates of millions of children in poor countries and snatched water from their thirsty mouths’, says Myanmar’s Cardinal Charles Maung Bo. Cardinal Bo, president of the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conference, said that ‘farmers have lost their seeds and forests have lost their topsoil’. He described poor countries as being ‘strangled with an existential crisis’.
The 74-year-old cardinal condemned rich nations who plunder resources from the global south and called it ‘horrendous injustice. Never in history have so many millions suffered for the egoistic enjoyment of a few,’ he said.