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Monday Afternoon: Rohingya Muslims and Minority Community

monday afternoon: While the international community has condemned Myanmar's crackdown on Rohingya Muslims as ethnic cleansing, the Catholic church has resisted the term and defended Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi as the only hope for democracy, according to Metro News. At the crowded Kutupalong refugee camp in southern Bangladesh, Mohammad Rafiq said he was very happy when he heard about the visit by Francis. Francis will be treading a difficult diplomatic line on his visit to Bangladesh and Myanmar, where he is due to arrive Monday afternoon. The 20-year-old fled Myanmar last month. We are hoping that with his talks and his efforts, we will get all of that back. Our rights, our minority community and our citizenship have been snatched by the Myanmar government, Rafiq said. ( As reported in the news.