Pope Francis says 'Rohingya' in emotional encounter with refugees

By NICOLE WINFIELD JULHAS ALAM The Associated Press
This article was published December 2, 2017 at 4:00 a.m.

DHAKA, Bangladesh-- Pope Francis asked for forgiveness Friday from refugees in Bangladesh for all the hurt and persecution they have endured, demanded their rights be recognized and pronounced the word he had so assiduously avoided only days earlier in Myanmar: "Rohingya."

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