Meet Myanmar’s First Cardinal, Charles Bo

The archbishop of Yangon is an advocate for the poor and uneducated in a country of 800,000 Catholics. YANGON, Myanmar — Archbishop Charles Maung Bo had barely wrapped up celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Catholic Church’s presence in Myanmar when he got a call from Australia. “I was in Calcutta; my niece phoned me […]

In Myanmar, Sailing in the Wake of Kipling and Orwell

ON THE IRRAWADDY RIVER, Myanmar — When Daniel and Susy Florens booked a five-star honeymoon with stops in some of Asia’s premier luxury destinations, Myanmar seemed like just another stop on the itinerary. They had agreed to take a five-day cruise along the Irrawaddy River on the recommendation of a trusted travel agent. But as […]