Myanmar Catholics welcome Pope Francis' appointment of country's first cardinal

January 5, 2015 10:00 AM

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Myanmar Catholics welcome Pope Francis' appointment of country's first cardinal

Pope Francis speaks during the Angelus noon prayer from his studio window overlooking St. Peter's square at the Vatican, Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015. Pope Francis named 15 new cardinals Sunday, selecting them from 14 nations, including far-flung corners of the world such as Tonga, New Zealand, Cape Verde and Myanmar, to reflect the diversity of the church and its growth in places like Asia and Africa. (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca) (The Associated Press)

YANGON, Myanmar – Church colleagues on Monday welcomed home Archbishop Charles Maung Bo, a day after his appointment by Pope Francis as Myanmar's first Roman Catholic cardinal.

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