Between Diplomacy and "Risk" – In Myanmar, Francis' Moment of Truth

Posted November 28, 2017 9:32 am by Editor

Between Diplomacy and "Risk" – In Myanmar, Francis' Moment of Truth

The tension has been mounting for months.And on finally taking his own turn to speak earlier today, at least in the eyes of some, the Pope punted.With Myanmar increasingly in the crosshairs of the international community over the country’s perceived aggression toward the persecuted Muslim minority known as the Rohingya, the run-up to this first-ever papal visit there has been dominated by whether or not Francis would seek to confront his hosts by using the group’s name for itself, which is rejected by the Buddhist majority. Yet in his late-afternoon speech to the leadership of the onetime Burma, the pontiff

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