Pope kicks off Bangladesh visit with call to action on Rohingya crisis

Posted November 30, 2017 10:01 pm by Editor

Pope kicks off Bangladesh visit with call to action on Rohingya crisis

VATICAN – Pope Francis arrived in Bangladesh with words of praise for the humanitarian assistance the nation has given to Rohingya Muslim refugees, and urged greater action on their behalf from the international community.Speaking to Bangladeshi president Abdul Harmid and the nation’s authorities and diplomatic corps, the Pope said that in recent months “the spirit of generosity and solidarity” the country is known for “has been seen most vividly in its humanitarian outreach to a massive influx of refugees from Rakhine State.”He noted how Bangladesh “at no little sacrifice” has provided shelter and basic necessities for the hundreds of thousands

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