Archbishop Charles Bo of Yangon has expressed concern about proposed new laws.
“Conversion is an individual freedom,” Archbishop Bo said. “They cannot force anybody to become one religion or the other. Even the pope said we have to respect even the atheist who doesn’t profess any religion. I think we have to respect the conscience of each one. We cannot force them to join one religion or the other; not the parents, not the state, not the monks.”
Human rights groups agree that the proposed laws curtail women’s human rights as well as religious freedom.
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