Myanmar social media anger after Pope uses 'Rohingya' word
Pope Francis's embrace of the Rohingya during a trip to Bangladesh has sparked some angry comment on social media in Myanmar, where just days earlier he chose not to publicly air their plight.
Pope Francis wraps up Asia tour after meeting Rohingya
Pope Francis wrapped up a high-stakes Asia tour Saturday after meeting Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh in a highly symbolic gesture of solidarity with the Muslim minority fleeing violence in Myanmar.
Pope calls refugees 'Rohingya' after emotional meeting in Dhaka
Pope Francis referred to refugees who have fled Myanmar for Bangladesh as "Rohingya" on Friday, using a politically sensitive name for the persecuted minority for the first time on an Asia tour dominated by their plight after meeting some of them in Dhaka.
Pope urges world to act on Rohingya refugee crisis
Pope Francis called Thursday for "decisive" international action on the Rohingya refugee crisis as he began a visit to Bangladesh, where more than 620,000 of the Muslim minority have sought sanctuary after fleeing violence in Myanmar.
Pope Francis appeals to Buddhist clergy to overcome 'prejudice and hatred'
Pope Francis called on Myanmar's top Buddhist monks to conquer "prejudice and hatred" in a country ravaged by communal divisions, after holding the nation's first-ever papal mass attended by 150,000 Catholics on Wednesday.
Our nation needs healing, restoration, says Catholic archbishop
The Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Alfred Adewale Martins has said that the nation is in need of healing, spiritually, socially, politically and morally as it has lost track of the path to truth and godliness thereby towing the path that leads to doom and destruction.
Pope Francis condemns war as 'useless tragedy'
Pope Francis condemned wars around the world Thursday while dedicating his thoughts to young soldiers and commemorated the dead at an American military cemetery in Italy.
Pope to visit Myanmar as anti-Rohingya hatred seethes
Pope Francis will push for peace during his visit to Myanmar, a church official said Thursday, a trip that plunges the pontiff into the centre of a simmering religious conflict which has sparked an exodus of Muslim Rohingya.
Pope meets French cardinal accused of paedophilia cover-up
Pope Francis met Thursday with French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, who is awaiting trial over allegations he covered up for a paedophile priest in his diocese.