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Asia: Pope Francis Calls For Unity And Tolerance In Myanmar

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Asia - Pope Francis Calls For Unity And Tolerance In Myanmar

Pope Francis is the first pope ever to visit the Southeast Asian country of Myanmar | Image courtesy: Andrew Medichini/AP

Pope Francis, who has spoken forcefully and passionately in the past of the plight of the world’s displaced and persecuted minorities, met with Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi  and was to have also met separately with the country’s powerful military chief and Buddhist monks.

Suu Kyi won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991 for her long campaign for democracy – much of it spent under house arrest. But although she has no direct authority over the country’s military, Suu Kyi has come under intense international pressure for not denouncing the army’s crackdown.

Last week, Myanmar and Bangladesh reached a tentative agreement for the repatriation of the refugees. As part of the deal, Myanmar has insisted on taking only those who possess papers; however, since Rohingya are not considered citizens by the government, it is unclear what, if any, documentation would be acceptable.  Read the full story…. npr.org

 

Pope Francis arrives in Myanmar

 

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