Since his visit in 2017, Myanmar has become a close country for the pope, and he is now following events in the country closely.
Today, Sunday, the head of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis, publicly spoke out against the military coup in Myanmar and against the coup leaders in particular, Reuters reported.
Pope Francis said that he has been following the events in Myanmar with great concern and excitement, as he has grown very fond of the state since his visit in 2017. He expressed his sympathy for the citizens of Myanmar, and said he was praying for them.
In addition, on Sunday, hundreds and thousands of people came out to protest in many cities across the country. Citizens oppose the military coup, the overthrow of the government and demand the return of the deposed leader, Aung San Suu Kyi.