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Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh.

New project brings psychological care to Rohingya refugee children

Nov 24, 2020

A new initiative for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh is offering counseling and psychological care for children and adolescents in refugee... Read more

Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh.

In crowded Rohingya refugee camps, social distancing presents challenges

Jun 28, 2020

While hand washing and social distancing have been implemented around the globe as tools to fight the spread of the... Read more

A Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh.

How CRS is helping refugees amid coronavirus

Mar 27, 2020

By Jonah McKeown

There are nearly 700,000 refugees living in close quarters in the world's largest refugee settlements in Bangladesh, making them vulnerable... Read more

Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh.

With plea to global community, Rohingya mark 2 years as refugees

Aug 26, 2019

Two years after a surge of state-sponsored violence in Burma forced more than 1 million members of the Rohingya Muslim... Read more

A Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh.

Cardinals visit Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh

Jul 31, 2019

Two cardinals from the Philippines and Burma visited a Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh this week, meeting with refugee families... Read more

Rohingya refugees at the border of Burma and Bangladesh. 

A year after fleeing Burma, Rohingya refugees face uncertain future

Aug 24, 2018

One year after the Burmese government launched a brutal campaign of violence against Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine State, human rights... Read more

Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh.

UN contraception campaign 'undermines' Rohingya refugees

Jun 4, 2018

A United Nations-led campaign to provide contraception to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh camps fails to show respect for the views... Read more

Cardinal Charles Bo.

Myanmar’s bishops discuss China, Rohingya with Pope Francis

May 9, 2018

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The Vatican’s long-rumored China deal was discussed by Myanmar’s bishops this week during an ad limina visit with Pope Francis,... Read more

Pope Francis meets Bangladesh Prime Minister Ms. Sheikh Hasina at the Vatican Feb. 12, 2018.

Pope, Bangladesh Prime Minister discuss Rohingya crisis at Vatican

Feb 12, 2018

By Elise Harris

Just two months after his recent visit to Bangladesh, Pope Francis Monday welcomed Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to the Vatican,... Read more

Rohingya girls.

Amid refugee crisis, trafficking risks are high for Rohingya girls

Jan 26, 2018

Raheema was just 15 years old when she left her home in the Rakhine state in Burma.  Read more

Pope Francis speaks to journalists aboard his flight from Dhaka to Rome, Dec. 2, 2017.

Pope: What I don't say in public, I say behind closed doors

Dec 2, 2017

By Elise Harris

On his return flight from Bangladesh to Rome, Pope Francis offered journalists an insight into his communication strategy, saying that... Read more

Pope Francis greets members of the Rohingya Muslim community in Dhaka, Bangladesh Dec. 1, 2017.

With plea for forgiveness, Pope embraces Rohingya in Bangladesh

Dec 1, 2017

By Elise Harris

After meeting several Rohingya Muslims and hearing their stories in Bangladesh, Pope Francis uttered a moving prayer from the heart,... Read more

Pope Francis speaks to authorities in Dhaka, Bangladesh after his arrival Nov. 30, 2017.

Pope kicks off Bangladesh visit with call to action on Rohingya crisis

Nov 30, 2017

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis arrived in Bangladesh with words of praise for the humanitarian assistance the nation has given to Rohingya Muslim... Read more

Pope Francis addresses authorities in Burma Nov. 28, 2017.

Pope in Burma: Peace requires justice, respect for human rights

Nov 28, 2017

By Elise Harris

In a major speech in Burma, Pope Francis told the nation's leaders to leave conflict behind and work for peace... Read more

Pope Francis meets with religious leaders in Burma Nov. 28, 2017.

Pope stresses peace in unscheduled meeting with Burma's religious leaders

Nov 28, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

In an impromptu meeting on Tuesday morning, Pope Francis urged religious leaders in Burma to work toward peace, each according... Read more

Pope's trip to Burma comes amid 'textbook example of ethnic cleansing'

Nov 24, 2017

By Adelaide Mena

When Pope Francis visits Burma, also known as Myanmar, this November, his visit will come at one of the most... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square after the Wednesday general audience, June 1, 2016.

Ahead of Burma visit, Pope says he's coming to promote peace

Nov 17, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Friday, Pope Francis sent a video greeting to the people of Burma – also known as Myanmar – ahead... Read more

Pope Francis at the General Audience in St. Peter's Square, Sept. 27, 2017.

Pope's Bangladesh, Burma trip to emphasize peace amid conflict

Oct 3, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

In November Pope Francis will visit Bangladesh and Burma, two developing countries in Asia, where he will bring a message... Read more

Pope Francis at the Divine Mercy Vigil in St. Peter's Square, April 2, 2016.

It's official: Pope Francis to visit Myanmar, Bangladesh in November

Aug 28, 2017

By Elise Harris

On Monday the Vatican confirmed rumors that have been swirling the past few weeks about a papal visit to Myanmar... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on May 22, 2015.

Pope urges 'full rights' be given to persecuted Rohingya minority

Aug 27, 2017

By Elise Harris

On Sunday Pope Francis made a fresh appeal on behalf of the persecuted Muslim Rohingya minority, voicing his closeness to... Read more