• Monday, May 16, 2022

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Pope Francis urges world to act on Rohingya refugee crisis

Pope Francis

By: Sarwar Alam

Pope Francis called on Thursday for “decisive” international action 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. The pope made the comments in a speech shortly after arriving from Myanmar, where he walked a diplomatic tightrope, staying away from allegations that the army is waging an ethnic cleansing campaign against Rohingya Muslims, despite pressure to publicly confront the incendiary issue. “None of us can fail to be aware of the gravity of the situation, the immense toll of human suffering involved, and the…

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