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Myanmar should commit to respect for human rights, says Pope Francis


Myanmar should commit to respect for human rights, says Pope Francis

Naypyitaw (Myanmar), Nov 29 (ANI): Pope Francis said that Myanmar is suffering from civil conflict and hostilities "that have lasted all too long and created deep divisions" during his visit. The pope's visit to Myanmar comes after an exodus of more than 620,000 Rohingya from Rakhine state to the southern tip of Bangladesh following a military crackdown that the United States last week branded "ethnic cleansing".

His trip is so delicate that some papal advisers warned him against even saying the word "Rohingya", lest he set off a diplomatic incident that could turn the country's military and government against minority Christians.

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