Pope meets Myanmar refugees in Bangladesh, uses 'Rohingya' in public for first time on Asia trip

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Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh appeal to Pope Francis DW

- dw.com
01 Dec 2017
Nay San Lwin, a Germany-based Rohingya activist who is visiting Bangladesh prior to pope's visit, thinks that the pontiff avoided using the term Rohingya in Myanmar due to "pressure by Burmese Cardinal Charles Maung Bo.'' However, he wants to hear the term from the Pope during his visit to Muslim-majority Bangladesh.

Pope calls for decisive measures

01 Dec 2017
DHAKA (Agencies) - Pope Francis called yesterday for "decisive" international measures on the Rohingya refugee crisis as he began a visit to Bangladesh, where more than 620,000 of the Muslim minority have sought sanctuary after fleeing violence in Myanmar.
- khmertimeskh.com

Pope demands 'decisive measures' to resolve Rohingya exodus

- aurorasentinel.com
01 Dec 2017
DHAKA, Bangladesh | Pope Francis demanded Thursday that the international community take "decisive measures" to resolve the causes of the mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar, breaking his recent silence over what the United Nations has declared to be a textbook case of "ethnic cleansing."

Pope Francis arrives in Bangladesh to meet Rohingya refugees

01 Dec 2017
"Pope Francis' visit to Myanmar and Bangladesh gave rise to great expectations from the international community, especially among the forcibly displaced people from Myanmar who came to Bangladesh and identify themselves as Rohingya," said Anup Kumar Chakma, a former Bangladeshi ambassador to Myanmar.
- arabnews.com

Pope Arrives in Bangladesh Where Rohingya Crisis Looms Large

- asiabulletin.com
01 Dec 2017
People pray in front of the entrance of St. Mary';s Cathedral as Pope Francis celebrates mass with young people, in Yangon, Myanmar, Nov. 30, 2017. Francis wrapped up his visit to Myanmar before heading to neighboring Bangladesh where the Muslim Rohingya r

The Pope didn't say 'Rohingya ' But Myanmar heard him loud and clear

01 Dec 2017
Pope Francis is visiting Myanmar and Bangladesh this week, in a visit that was planned before the current crisis. In the late summer, he called for solidarity with the Rohingya, condemning "the persecution of our Rohingya brothers," who were being "tortured and killed, simply because they uphold their Muslim faith."
- nationalpost.com

Pope urges 'decisive measures' to tackle Rohingya crisis

- theapolitical.in
01 Dec 2017
More than 620,000 of the Muslim minority have taken shelter in Bangladesh following counter-terrorism measures in the wake of coordinated attacks on 30 police stations and military base by the Arakan Rohingya Solidarity Army (ARSA) on 25 August in Myanmar's Rakhine State.

Pope lands in Bangladesh, demands Rohingya protection

01 Dec 2017
DHAKA: Pope Francis demanded Thursday that the international community take "decisive measures" to resolve the causes of the mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar, breaking his recent silence over what the United Nations has declared to be a textbook case of "ethnic cleansing."
- bangkokpost.com

The Presence Of God Is Also Called Rohingya

- npr.org
01 Dec 2017
The refugees had traveled from the city of Cox's Bazar in Bangladesh, where more than 620,000 people have sought refuge amid a violent military crackdown against the Rohingya in Myanmar's Rakhine state that began in late summer. In speaking to them, the pope asked for their forgiveness on behalf of those who have wronged them and those who have ignored them.

Pope, in Bangladesh, avoids uttering Rohingya Muslims

01 Dec 2017
DHAKA (Web Desk) Pope Francis has arrived in Bangladesh from Myanmar, urging the international community to address the plight of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims in the country.More than 700,000 people have fled to Bangladesh after Myanmar's military launched what the UN has described as a textbook example of "ethnic cleansing" of Rohingya Muslims.Pope Francis ...
- iblagh.com

Letter to Pope Francis from a former Rohingya Refugee

- theerc.net
01 Dec 2017
I, as a former refugee who spent more than 17 years in Kutupalong Refugee Camp, Bangladesh after fleeing the 1991 ethnic cleansing campaign "Operation Clean Nation" in Rakhine State, Myanmar, would like to hear from you the basic identification of the community - "Rohingya" during your journey in Myanmar, and make a visit to the refugee camps in Bangladesh to personally ...

Pope Francis apologizes to Rohingya for 'indifference

01 Dec 2017
A violent crackdown on Rohingya insurgents in Myanmar's Rakhine state by Myanmar's military, security forces and local vigilantes has forced thousands to flee. More than 620,000 Rohingya refugees have walked or traveled by boat to neighboring Bangladesh since August, seeking shelter in villages and refugee camps from what U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has called ...
- pbs.org

Rohingya Refugees Observers Question Bangladesh Repatriation Deal with Myanmar

- bangladeshnews.net
01 Dec 2017
Retired Bangladeshi diplomats, refugees and opposition leaders cast doubt Monday on the implementation of a new agreement between Bangladesh and Myanmar to repatriate hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who fled violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state since October 2016.

Pope arrives in Bangladesh, praises country's welcome of Rohingya

01 Dec 2017
While he spoke diplomatically in Myanmar about the obligation to protect the rights of all people and ethnic groups, he was more specific in Bangladesh, referring to the "massive influx of refugees from Rakhine state" in Myanmar. He did not, however, use the word "Rohingya," which is how the refugees identify themselves.
- franciscanmedia.org

Pope to Greet Rohingya Refugees At Bangladesh Peace Prayer

- bloomberg.com
01 Dec 2017
Upon his arrival in Dhaka on Thursday, Francis demanded the international community intervene to resolve the Rohingya crisis, which has seen more than 620,000 refugees flee Myanmar's Rakhine state for Bangladesh in what the U.N. says is a textbook case of "ethnic cleansing."

Pope Francis' Problem From Hell

01 Dec 2017
Pope Francis was in Myanmar this week spreading the Word of God. Many observers wondered if he would use a specific word: Rohingya. Barring an unforeseen statement--always possible on the papal plane home--it appears the Holy Father won't, though he alluded to the crisis the word evokes.
- wsj.com

Pope Francis demands "decisive measures" to resolve mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims

- cbsnews.com
01 Dec 2017
The Vatican defended Francis' silence in Myanmar, saying he wanted to "build bridges" with the predominantly Buddhist nation, which only recently established diplomatic relations with the Holy See. Spokesman Greg Burke said Francis took seriously the advice given to him by the local Catholic Church, which urged him to toe a cautious line and not even refer to the Rohingya ...

Pope refers to Rohingya refugees by their name for first time during Asia tour

01 Dec 2017
The Rohingya traveled to Dhaka from Cox's Bazar, the district bordering Myanmar where refugee camps are overflowing with more than 620,000 Rohingya who have fled what the U.N. says is a campaign of ethnic cleansing by Myanmar's military. Myanmar does not recognize Rohingya as an ethnic group and calls them "Bengalis."
- dailysabah.com

Calling Them Rohingya, Pope Embraces Members of Persecuted Muslim Minority

- ncregister.com
01 Dec 2017
Speaking to journalists present at the interreligious encounter before meeting the Pope, Mohammed Ayub, 32, a Rohingya Muslim whose 3-year-old son was killed by the Burmese military, said, "the Pope should say Rohingya. He is the leader of the world. He should say the word, as we are Rohingya."

I Ask Forgiveness,' Pope tells Rohingya Muslims in Bangladesh

01 Dec 2017
The Pontiff avoided using the word "Rohingya" during the first leg of his six-day tour, when he was in Myanmar. However, he used it on Friday at a meeting in Bangladesh with refugees, and asked for their forgiveness for what he called the "world's indifference" to their plight. "Dear brothers and sisters, we are all close to you. Your tragedy is very hard, very big," the ...
- mattersindia.com

Why the Pope couldn't say 'Rohingya

- musharrafhussain.com
01 Dec 2017
The United Nations has repeatedly accused Myanmar of systematic ethnic cleansing against the Rohingya Muslims of Rakhine state. The UN has observed that its military has murdered children, raped women and burnt down villages. More than 620,000 people have fled their homes. In the refugee camps on the borders of Bangladesh, this is a sad testimony to human diplomacy and ...

Pope in Bangladesh urges world to act on Rohingya refugee crisis

01 Dec 2017
President Abdul Hamid received the Pope near the VVIP Tarmac of Dhaka's Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport. A contingent of Bangladesh's armed forces gave him a guard of honour and state salute. Pope is also scheduled to visit the National Martyr's Memorial to pay tribute to martyrs of 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War and the Bangabandhu Memorial Museum, reported the ...
- catchnews.com

Pope demands 'decisive measures' to resolve Rohingya exodus during visit to Bangladesh

- telegraph.co.uk
01 Dec 2017
In a speech before Bangladesh President President Abdul Hamid, government officials and ambassadors from around the world, Francis praised Bangladesh's sacrifice and generosity in welcoming in so many refugees "before the eyes of the whole world." He didn't identify the Rohingya by name, ethnicity or faith, referring only to "refugees from Rakhine state."

Pope urges 'decisive measures' to tackle Rohingya crisis on Bangladesh visit

01 Dec 2017
On Friday, Francis ordains 16 new Bangladeshi priests in a Dhaka park, an unusual feature of a papal trip and evidence of what Francis upon arrival described as the freedom that the Catholic Church enjoys in Bangladesh to run its many schools and hospitals - a freedom that has brought three popes here, starting with Pope Paul VI in 1970, when it was East Bangladesh, and ...
- france24.com

Rohingya challenge Pope Francis over silence in Myanmar

- aljazeera.com
01 Dec 2017
Nijam Mohammad arrived in West Yorkshire, England, under the International Organization for Migration's Gateway Protection programme, after living in the Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh since he was 10. He's now the general-secretary of the British Rohingya Community UK.
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