The Associated Press POPE FRANCIS IN MYANMAR: Pope Francis meets Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi Tuesday at the International Convention Centre of Naypyitaw, Myanmar. The pontiff is in Myanmar for the first stage of a week-long visit that will also take him to neighboring Bangladesh.

The Associated Press POPE FRANCIS IN MYANMAR: Pope Francis meets Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi Tuesday at the International Convention Centre of Naypyitaw, Myanmar. The pontiff is in Myanmar for the first stage of a week-long visit that will also take him to neighboring Bangladesh.

Pope demands rights for all in Myanmar, omits 'Rohingya'

By NICOLE WINFIELD The Associated Press
This article was published November 29, 2017 at 4:00 a.m.

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar-- Pope Francis insisted Tuesday that Myanmar's future depends on respecting the rights of each ethnic group, an indirect show of support for Rohingya Muslims who have been subject to decades of discrimination and a recent military crackdown described by the U.N. as a textbook campaign of "ethnic cleansing."

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