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Pope Francis Has Arrived in Myanmar Amid Simmering Tensions

Pope’s trip to Myanmar, Bangladesh turns on one word: Rohingya. Pope Francis arrived Monday on a visit to Myanmar and Bangladesh to encourage their tiny Catholic communities and reach out to some of Asia’s most peripheral and poor, but the big question looming is whether he’ll utter the word “Rohingya” while he’s here (the Washington Post).


Pope Francis Has Arrived in Myanmar Amid Simmering Tensions. Here's Why That Matters. Pope Francis arrived Monday in Myanmar’s largest city, Yangon, to begin a highly anticipated mission during which he is expected to try to ease tensions over persecution of the country’s Rohingya Muslim minority in the predominantly Buddhist nation (TIME).


Misunderstanding the Victims of the Sinai Massacre. “To describe Sufis as ‘tolerant’ and ‘pluralistic’ may be true, but doing so presupposes that non-Sufi Muslims aren’t tolerant or pluralistic” (the Atlantic).


Egypt attack to spur on Saudi-backed Muslim military alliance: crown prince.  Saudi Arabia’s powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said on Sunday an attack on an Egyptian mosque that killed more than 300 worshippers would galvanize an Islamic military coalition that aimed to counter “terrorism and extremism” (Reuters).

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