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Pope’s place as refugee champion to be tested in Myanmar

VATICAN CITY --- Pope Francis heads to Myanmar and Bangladesh with the international community excoriating Myanmar s crackdown on Rohingya Muslims as ethnic cleansing but his own church resisting the label and defending Myanmar s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi as the only hope for democracy. Francis will thus be walking a fraught diplomatic tightrope during the Nov. 27-Dec. 2 visit, which will include separate meetings with Suu Kyi, the powerful head of Myanmar s military as well as a small group of

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