Pope Francis wade into minefield of Myanmar’s crackdown on Rohingya Muslims

Vastavam web: Pope Francis will wade into the religious and political minefield of Myanmar’s crackdown on Rohingya Muslims and the effects of their exodus to Bangladesh when he visits both countries next month.The Vatican today released the itinerary for the November 26 – December 2 trip, which has taken on importance since Myanmar security forces responded to Rohingya militant attacks with a broad crackdown in August.The itinerary makes no mention of a papal meeting with Rohingya in either country. Francis, however, is likely to refer to their plight as he has already denounced the “persecution of our Rohingya brothers.”