INTERNATIONAL: Pope Francis set to visit Myanmar in November
Children of Myanmar. Photo: Supplied.
By Junno Arocho Esteves
A day after appealing for an end the violent persecution of the Rohingya people, a Muslim minority in Myanmar, the Vatican announced Pope Francis will visit the country in late November.
After his visit from 27 to 30 November to the cities of Yangon and Naypyitaw in Myanmar, the Pope will travel on to Dhaka, Bangladesh, from 30 November to 2 December, the Vatican said in a statement on 28 August.
After praying the Angelus with pilgrims gathered in St Peter’s Square the day before, Pope Francis said he was saddened by the news “of