Editorial: Pope gets it right in Myanmar and Bangladesh

Posted December 7, 2017 11:05 pm by Editor

Editorial: Pope gets it right in Myanmar and Bangladesh

In a media world where absurdity abounds, one of the silliest statements of late is a claim that a trip to Myanmar damaged the moral authority of Pope Francis. Quite the opposite.The Pope was rebuked by some media and human rights groups for heeding voices of caution and avoiding the specific term “Rohingya” when speaking about that nation’s persecuted Muslim minority during three days in Myanmar.Among his critics, The New York Times suggested the Pope was manipulated and his failure to utter the “R” word “cast a pall” over his trip and was a “tactical blunder.” A spokesperson for Human

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