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Pope says his defense of Rohingya refugees got through in Myanmar

Pope says his defense of Rohingya refugees got through in Myanmar

Pope Francis on Saturday defended his strategy of avoiding the term “Rohingya” in Myanmar, saying he believed he got his message across to both the civilian and military leadership without shutting down dialogue.

Pope leads mass for  Bangladesh Catholics

Pope Francis led a giant open-air mass in Dhaka on Friday ahead of finally coming face to face with Rohingya refugees whose desperate plight has dominated his landmark tour of Myanmar and Bangladesh.

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Pope leads huge mass  for Myanmar Catholics

A sea of worshippers crowded into a football field in Yangon Wednesday for a historic open-air mass by Pope Francis, whose visit to Myanmar has been framed so far by his public sidestepping of the Rohingya crisis.

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Pope Francis flew to Myanmar yesterday in one of his most sensitive trips yet, as religious tensions fester in the mainly Buddhist nation that has bristled at global outrage over its treatment of Rohingya Muslims.

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Pope Francis begins today a four-day trip to Myanmar (November 27-30) to be followed by a three-day visit to neighboring Bangladesh (November 30-December 2).

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Myanmar leader vows safe  repatriation of Rohingyas

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has reportedly promised to facilitate the safe repatriation of the Rohingya people who fled the strife-torn state to Bangladesh.

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