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‘If, in an official speech, I would have used the word, they would close the door in my face,’ he told reporters

However, the Pope did urge respect for ‘each ethnic group’ in Burma

The rights of the Rohingya must be defended. But the UN’s push for citizenship is wrong

Morning Catholic must-reads: 14/09/17

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The forthcoming papal visit will be an important moment for a country troubled by violence and persecution

Burma has a long way to go. But the Church will now be an even stronger voice for justice and peace

Pope Francis exchanges gifts with Aung San Suu Kyi

The announcement came after Aung San Suu Kyi met with Pope Francis on Thursday

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The nobel laureate has become a more controversial figure since coming to power last year

Addressing a historic gathering, Cardinal Bo said Burma was a ‘religious nation’ that ‘never had faith in atheism’

Pontiff assured Nobel Peace Prize winner of his prayers for the Catholic community in Burma