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Video Message: Rohingya and Burma

video message: During the visit starting Nov. 27, Francis will be toeing a very delicate diplomatic line, given that he has in the past strongly condemned the persecution of our Rohingya brothers, denounced their suffering and called for them to receive full rights, according to Toronto Star. Read more Rohingya woman who fled Burma as baby now helping others escape to Bangladesh Article Continued Below U.S. considering individual sanctions in response to Rohingya crisis TillersonUN chief raises alarm over Rohingya crisis in speech as Burma's Suu Kyi sits close by In a video message to Burma released Friday, Francis didn't mention Rohingya or the conflict, but said he wanted to bring a message of reconciliation, forgiveness and peace to Burma. Cardinal Charles Bo spoke to The Associated Press ahead of Pope Francis' visit next week to Burma and Bangladesh, to where nearly 620,000 Rohingya have fled to escape the violence by Burma security forces in the poverty-wracked Rakhine state. He said that message was rooted in the Gospel, which teaches the dignity of every man and woman and compels us to open our hearts to the other, especially the poorest and neediest. react-empty 159 Bo said Suu Kyi certainly should have spoken out earlier against the looting, burning and killing in Rakhine. But he said Aung Sung constitutionally has no voice to say anything to the military. He said the military had mounted a disproportionate response to attacks on Burma security forces by Rohingya militants. ( As reported in the news.