• Pope urges ‘full rights’ be given to persecuted Rohingya minority

    Pope urges ‘full rights’ be given to persecuted Rohingya minority

    • Aug 27, 2017

    During his Sunday Angelus in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis asked people to pray for the persecuted Muslim Rohingya minority and expressed his closeness to them. The pope is expected to travel to Myanmar this year and will be making their plight one of the topics of discussion while he is there.

  • Pope in Myanmar won’t be judged by crowds or speeches, but results

    Pope in Myanmar won’t be judged by crowds or speeches, but results

    • Aug 19, 2017

    Founded in 1991, Burma Campaign UK is one of the leading international organizations seeking reform in the country. Its director Mark Farmaner says Pope Francis is likely to face a challenging time when he visits Burma, also known as Myanmar, in a trip which is expected in late November. The pope has spoken up many times to protest the treatment of the Rohingya, a minority Muslim population facing persecution in the country.

  • Rohingya Muslims tell of abuses during army crackdown

    Rohingya Muslims tell of abuses during army crackdown

    • Jul 18, 2017

    In November, Myanmar’s army swept through villages where stateless Rohingya Muslims live in the area of Maungdaw. U.N. investigators who interviewed refugees said allegations of gang rape, torture, arson and killings by security forces in the operation were likely crimes against humanity.