mandag 27. november 2017

Pope Francis Arrives in a Myanmar Tarnished by Rohingya Crackdown

Pope Francis landed in Myanmar, and in a diplomatic minefield, on Monday.In his first visit to the country — and his first to any majority-Buddhist nation — the pope met with Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing, the commander in chief of Myanmar’s military, which has driven more than 620,000 Rohingya Muslims out of the country in what the United States has called a campaign of ethnic cleansing. The pope is scheduled to meet on Tuesday with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate and de facto leader of the government, who has been widely criticized as complicit for her silence in the face of the slaughter.