Pope Francis feels disappointed at Rohingya Muslims’ plights
Pope Francis who criticized persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar is following the situation of Rohingyas in Myanmar and expressed his sorrows and grieves over the plights of these people.
"Pope Francis is following the situation (of Rohingyas)…at different times he has referred about Rohingyas and their difficulties. He also expressed his upsets over the plights of Rohingyas yesterday (Sunday)," said Dean of Diplomatic Corps Ambassador of Vatican to Bangladesh Archbishop George Kocherry here on Monday.
Kocherry said Francis will visit Bangladesh and Myanmar in November this year to inspect the situation.
As per the announcement made simultaneously in Dhaka and Vatican, Francis will arrive in Dhaka on a three-day state visit on November 30.
Pope will visit cities of Yangon and Naypyitaw on November 27-30.
It will be the first trip by a pope to Myanmar, which is predominantly Buddhist. Pope John Paul II in 1986 visited Bangladesh.
Commenting on the Rohingya situation, Catholic Archbishop of Dhaka Cardinal Patrick D'Rozario said they (Rohingyas) are human beings and they should have their own home which is the demand of humanity.
He said Rohingyas are like their brothers and sisters.
The pontiff said on Sunday there was "sad news about the persecution of the religious minority of our Rohingya brothers," reports the Associated Press (AP).
Thousands of Rohingya who are living in Rakhaine State are trying to flee into Bangladesh after escalated deadly violence at home. Last week, Rohingya militants attacked police and border outposts, and security forces responded.
Francis asked the faithful in St. Peter's Square to pray that God 'saves them' and they receive help.