Benedict Rogers: From Burma to Rome

On Palm Sunday 2013 in St Mary's Cathedral Rangoon Burma Benedict Rogers was baptised confirmed and received into the Church by Cardinal Bo with Lord Alton as his sponsor This book tells the remarkable story of his journey to the Catholic Faith through the lives of those who inspired him from Burma to Rome Benedict Rogers has travelled extensively in Asia reporting on human rights violations and conflict and acting

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Such as Colonel Chris Keeble the man who took the Argentine surrender at the Battle of Goose Green in the Falklands War also played a significant part in his path to conversion Further inspiration came from Catholic writers G K Chesterton Thomas Merton Malcolm Muggeridge Scott Hahn and Pope Benedict XVI But it was Burma's first Cardinal Charles Maung Bo who played the crucial role inviting him into the Church in Bur.

S an advocate for religious freedom This work has taken him to North Korea China Pakistan Sri Lanka Indonesia East Timor Burma and beyond Through his travels he encountered courageous Catholics whose faith and lives inspired him Shahbaz Bhatti in Pakistan assassinated in 2011; Bishop Carlos Belo and the fearless nun Sister Lourdes in East Timor; and Cardinal Joseph Zen in Hong Kong Catholics in public life in Britain.

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Benedict Rogers is a human rights activist and journalist