Personal comments of Bishop Charles Bo on
1.‘Gloria Journal’ is the personal initiative of Joseph Win Hlaing Oo and it is his own choosing and no one else owns it and no one is above him.
2. Therefore it does not belong to the Archdiocese of Yangon nor to the Archbishop.
3. The Archbishop encourages it, because it is the only journal so far that could penetrate the civil society with news of the Church and of the Holy Father.
4. Personally I am not happy to read in the journal of last issue, some of the personal conflicts which took place. Some news should not be mentioned. And especially in case of conflicts, we should listen to both sides and could overcome many difficulties.
5. ‘Gloria Journal’ comes out at this era of new dawn in Myanmar. It is at its first stage and immature, one may say. Towards maturity one needs criticism, advice and encouragement. There is absolutely unnecessary to excommunicate the person nor the Journal. Encourage the good side and discourage the bad ones.
6. “I prefer a thousand times a bruised Church rather than a sick Church” says Pope Francis. Bruised because one works hard and of course meets some conflicts and unforeseen results. Sick because one stays inside and self-contended and living in comfort zone.
As we advance in our good works, inevitably from time to time, we encounter personal conflicts, misunderstandings, jealousies, gossips. All of us are weak and sinners.
7. Lastly, the beauty of media?...It contains everything.
The curse of media?....It contains everything
At the touch of a button, good information is available.
At the touch of a button, here is an endless supply of garbage, gossip, pornography, violence and hate.
It offers us freedom, responsibility and great possibilities.
Use the face-book, internet responsibly.
Archbishop of Yangon