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Pope Francis Meets With Myanmar Military Amid Rohingya Crisis

Pope Francis held talks with Myanmar’s military chief on Monday at the beginning of his visit to the majority-Buddhist country that has been accused of conducting an “ethnic cleansing” against its Muslim Rohingya minority, according to Reuters. The leader of the Roman Catholic church will also visit Bangladesh, where more than 600,000 Rohingya have fled to escape the violence in what Amnesty International has called “crimes against humanity.” Myanmar’s military has denied accusations of murder, rape, torture, arson and forced displacement that have been made against it. The Pope met with military commander Senior General Min Aung Hlaing in St. Mary’s Cathedral in Yangon, the Southeast Asian…

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