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  • Refugees escaping Myanmar hope Pope’s visit will bring peace

    Refugees escaping Myanmar hope Pope’s visit will bring peace

    • Nov 27, 2017

    Many of the refugees who have been flooding into Bangladesh to escape the Myanmar military say they’re hopeful that a visit to the region by Pope Francis will help bring peace.

  • Pope Francis faces minefield in Myanmar over the Rohingya

    Pope Francis faces minefield in Myanmar over the Rohingya

    • Nov 27, 2017

    Popes generally try to be voice of conscience when they travel, but not in ways that antagonize their hosts. In Myanmar and Bangladesh this week, that may be difficult for Pope Francis to pull off — he’s repeatedly expressed his sympathy for Myanmar’s persecuted Rohingya Muslim minority, but the government doesn’t even recognize the Rohingya as citizens and may resent any pressure from the pope.

  • In Myanmar and Bangladesh, pope’s drama comes from the dictionary

    In Myanmar and Bangladesh, pope’s drama comes from the dictionary

    • Nov 26, 2017

    When a Vatican spokesman recently said that Pope Francis’s Nov. 26-Dec. 2 trip to Myanmar and Bangladesh will be “very interesting diplomatically,” he wasn’t kidding. The pope will walk a tightrope in both nations, down to his choice of words — whether or not he actually uses the word “Rohingya” to refer to Myanmar’s oppressed Muslim minority, for instance, could have massive political and diplomatic implications.

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