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Muslim Minority: Francis and Route Home

muslim minority: Speaking to reporters en route home from Myanmar and Bangladesh, Francis said he was very, very satisfied that his message had been received in his private meetings with Aung San Suu Kyi and Myanmar's powerful military chief, Gen, according to CTV. Min Aung Hlaing. Francis said he chose instead to speak in general terms about human rights in public so that he could engage more frankly in private about what the UN has said is a textbook campaign of ethnic cleansing against Myanmar's Muslim minority. It's true I didn't have the pleasure of slamming the door in their face publicly with a denunciation, Francis said. Human rights groups and Rohingya themselves had expressed disappointment that Francis had declined to even refer to the Rohingya by name, much less call out Myanmar's military for sparking Asia's worst refugee crisis in decades. But I had the satisfaction of dialogue, and letting the other side dialogue, and in this way the message arrived. ( As reported in the news.