28 November 2017
Read Christopher Lamb's View from Yangon
Christopher Lamb reports from behind the scenes on Pope Francis' visit to Myanmar
"On board his plane from Rome to Yangon – formerly known as Rangoon - Pope Francis made light of the 32 degree heat that would greet him in Myanmar. “They say it’s too hot,” he told the reporters travelling with him. He might have used the same phrase to describe the political situation on the ground. The first papal visit to this spellbinding South East Asian country is taking place amid accusations that its army is responsible for the ruthless ethnic cleansing of its Rohingya Muslim people."
Read more in The Tablet from Myanmar and Bangladesh
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