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 Roman Catholic leader said. "In the name of everyone, of those who persecute you, those who hurt you, and especially of the world's indifference, I ask for your forgiveness."