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Myanmar cardinal urges Pope Francis to avoid use of the term "Rohingya"

By Antoni Slodkowski
YANGON, Nov 8 (Reuters) - Myanmar's most senior Catholic prelate has urged Pope Francis to avoid using the term 'Rohingya' during a visit this month, when he is expected to raise the humanitarian crisis faced by the Muslim minority after a Myanmar army offensive in August.
The pope is set to visit largely Buddhist Myanmar from Nov. 27 to Nov. 30, before going to Bangladesh, a predominantly Muslim neighbour where more than 600,000 Rohingya have fled to take shelter in refugee camps.


Christian mother in Pakistan on death Row faces Judges neglect

Christian Mother of 5 Asia Bibi Still on Death Row After Judge Leaves Appeal Hearing.The Pakistani Supreme Court appeal hearing on the case of Asia Bibi, the Christian mother of five who was sentenced to death after being accused of committing blasphemy against Islam, has been indefinitely adjourned after one of the judges removed himself based on a possible conflict of interest.


28 dead at Baptist church near San Antonio in worst shooting in Texas history

At least 28 people died Sunday after a gunman opened fire at a Baptist church in a small town southeast of San Antonio.The gunman, who has been identified as 26-year-old Devin Kelley, began shooting from spots outside Sutherland Springs' First Baptist Church before he entered the building to continue gunning down the congregation at the 11 a.m. service.


I'm a religious minority( Hindutva) in India. My advice to everyone like me

The worst disservice minorities can do to themselves is to shrink into victimhood.There are times when it is a privilege to be a religious minority. There are also times when it is a pain and a peril. As a rule, it is privilege that paves the way to peril. So, there is a need to be careful, responsible.