According to Fides sources, some rockets were fired by the soldiers of the Burmese regular army that hit the Catholic church of St. Joseph in the city of Demoso, in the Kayah state, in the eastern part of Myanmar. It is there that intense fighting between the military and local resistance groups is underway. It is the second Catholic church hit by bombings, after the Catholic Church of the Sacred Heart in the village of Kayanthayar, in the Loikaw area. As confirmed to Agenzia Fides by Father Philip Aung Nge, procurator of the diocese of Loikaw, the mortar rounds hit the church in Demoso which, like all four Catholic churches in the city of Demoso, had also become a place of protection for the internally displaced, defenseless civilians. In addition to the damage to the building, there were no victims because, with the increase in clashes, the parish priest had already decided to move people to a smaller and more isolated chapel. As reported to Fides, the fighting continues in the areas of Demoso (Kayah state) and in the areas of Pekhon, in the nearby Shan state. "We are in a situation of urban warfare that has not been seen in Myanmar since 1948", he points out.