Refugees bless­ing

Sunday Tasmanian - - News -

POPE Fran­cis asked for for­give­ness from refugees in Bangladesh for all the hurt and in­dif­fer­ence they have en­dured, de­manded their rights be recog­nised and pro­nounced the word he had so as­sid­u­ously avoided only days ear­lier in Myan­mar: “Ro­hingya.” Fran­cis greeted and blessed 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.

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