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Refugee Crisis: Christian Leaders and God Today

refugee crisis: He apologized for the indifference of the world to their plight and then pronounced the name of their ethnic group to a gathering of Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu and Christian leaders, according to Toronto Star. The presence of God today is also called Rohingya,' he said. In a deeply moving encounter, Francis greeted and blessed a group of Rohingya Muslim refugees, grasping their hands and listening to their stories in a show of public solidarity amid Asia's worst refugee crisis in decades. Read more Pope demands decisive measures' from world governments to resolve Rohingya crisis Article Continued Below Pope Francis preaches forgiveness in Burma, references suffering of religious and ethnic groups Pope Francis avoids saying Rohingya' in speech after meeting Burmese leader The 16 Rohingya 12 men, two women and two young girls had travelled to Dhaka from Cox's Bazar, the district bordering Burma where refugee camps are overflowing with more than 620,000 Rohingya who have fled what the UN says is a campaign of ethnic cleansing by Burma's military. react-empty 164 The campaign has included the burning of Rohingya villages and fleeing Rohingya have described rape and shootings by Burma soldiers and Buddhist mobs that left them no option but to make the dangerous and sometimes deadly journey through jungles and by sea to Bangladesh. The army says clearance operations are targeting militants who attacked security positions in August. The Burma government has denied any such campaign is underway. ( As reported in the news.