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Vatican defends Pope’s silence on Rohingya

Foreign diplomats, including US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, have called what Myanmar's military is doing to the Rohingya ethnic cleansing, a charge that its leadership and the country's defacto ruler Aung San Suu Kyi deny.However, the Vatican said the trip — the first ever by a
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Vatican defends Pope’s silence on Rohingya in Myanmar

Foreign diplomats, including US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, have called what Myanmar's military is doing to the Rohingya ethnic cleansing, a charge that its leadership and the country's defacto ruler Aung San Suu Kyi deny.However, the Vatican said the trip — the first ever by a sitting Pontiff — was organized before the refugee crisis occurred, and was
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Historic Papal Mass in Buddhist Myanmar

The pontiff's first visit to the staunchly Buddhist southeast Asian country, and the first ever by a sitting Pope, comes amid allegations of ethnic cleansing of the minority Rohingya Muslims in northern Rakhine State.In his sermon, the Pope said: "I know that many in Myanmar bear the wounds of violence, wounds both visible and invisible…We think that healing can come