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Not just Rohingya: Pope Francis’ message to Myanmar and Bangladesh
News coverage overly focused on "saying / not saying" the word Rohingya. The Pope avoids trial by media, opting to outline constructive paths of hope. Full citizenship for dozens of ethnic groups and a development based on human dignity. The unity between the young and the different ethnic groups, admired by Buddhists and Muslims.
04/09/2017 21:08:00 BANGLADESH – MYANMAR – VATICAN
Cox's Bazar: Rohingya Muslims ask Pope Francis for help (video and photos)
News that the pontiff would be making a visit to the area has raised hope among refugees. For some, "He is a merciful man" from whom they ask peace. Border guards let the displaced in. Hindus are among the victims in Rakhine State. Violence stops celebrations of ʿīd al-aḍḥā. People talk to our correspondent.
16/10/2017 14:46:00 MYANMAR – VATICAN
Pope Francis’s visit to Myanmar will also be a blessing for Protestant youth
The pope’s apostolic visit raises hopes and expectations. For Patrick Loo Tone, president of Myanmar Council of Churches, the pope’s visit will open a window on the country’s Christians. Myanmar has 700,000 Catholics in 14 dioceses.
13/06/2012 MYANMAR - BANGLADESH
As Dhaka turns away a thousand Burmese Rohingya, Sittwe is patrolled by soldiers
Bangladesh prevented a thousand refugees on three boats from landing. In previous days, an additional 500 were sent back to Myanmar. Security forces patrol the streets of the capital of Rakhine State, scene of Buddhist-Muslim clashes. Apparent calm could turn violent again.
04/05/2017 15:52:00 VATICAN – MYANMAR
Pope Francis and Aung San Suu Kyi establish full diplomatic relations
The two sides agree to sending a nuncio and an ambassador. Card Charles Bo of Yangon attended the meeting. Despite its minority status, the Catholic Church is a driving force for development, justice and reconciliation in the country.
28/11/2017 10:30:00 BANGLADESH-VATICAN
Rohingya and peripheries, the hot topics awaiting Pope Francis in Dhaka
Dhaka still devoid of signs of welcome for arrival of the pontiff. At the center of the visit: refugees, migrants and rejected people. In Cox's Bazaar camps, the Chittagong diocese thinks of the education of Rohingya children. The displaced risk being moved to Hill Tracts where no rights or development exist. From our envoy on the ground.
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