WelCom March 2023
Myanmar junta forces have continued their attacks on Christian communities by torching a more than century-old Catholic church in a predominantly Christian village. The 129-year-old Assumption Church in Chan Thar in Ye-U township in the north-western Sagaing region was set ablaze on 15 January, along with many villagers’ homes. The church was completely destroyed in the inferno. However, there were no human casualties as villagers managed to flee before the army arrived.