Rome, Italy, Oct 3, 2017 / 23:03 pm
In November Pope Francis will visit Bangladesh and Burma, two developing countries in Asia, where he will bring a message of peace and coexistence amid persecution of minorities, a missionary priest said.
"The Pope's visit, in my opinion, will help to emphasize that coexistence helps the future of the country, not conflict," Fr. Bernardo Cervellera told CNA.
In particular, Pope Francis will address the plight of the long-persecuted Rohingya people, in whose defense he has spoken out many times.
Rejected by Buddhist fundamentalist groups – Burma's religious majority – the Muslim ethnic group has been largely turned away from the Muslim country of Bangladesh as well, where they have sought refuge.