Pope calls for respect as he listens to Rohingya refugees

Posted December 11, 2017 11:41 pm by Editor

Pope calls for respect as he listens to Rohingya refugees

VATICAN – Pope Francis’ skill at walking political and pastoral tightropes was put to the test in Bangladesh and Myanmar.The political implications of his Nov. 27-30 stay in Myanmar and his Nov. 30-Dec. 2 stop in Bangladesh grabbed the headlines mainly because of the situation of the Rohingya people, a Muslim minority being pushed from Myanmar’s Rakhine state and seeking refuge in Bangladesh.For the Pope, the political and pastoral sides of the trip were interwoven, including his attention to the Rohingya and his defence of their rights.After avoiding the term “Royingha” while in Myanmar, the Pope met Rohingya refugees at the

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