Rohingya

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.

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Death toll from ethnic violence in Myanmar's western state of Rakhine has surpassed 100


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