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Monday, 27 November 2017 - 15:21
Pope Francis in Myanmar
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Pope Francis has arrived in Myanmar for the first papal visit to a country widely accused this year of ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims.
 
The focus is likely to be on whether he uses the term "Rohingya" to describe the group, who say they are persecuted.
 
Myanmar officials reject the term, raising fears it could spark violence by the Buddhist majority if he does.
 
The Pope is scheduled to meet Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi, and the head of the country's military.
 
He will then visit Bangladesh, and meet a small group of Rohingya refugees there in a symbolic gesture.
 
The 80-year-old pontiff has become known for his moderate views and willingness to denounce global injustice.
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