Pontiff to meet Asian country’s civilian leader a day after meeting military general in charge of crackdown on Rohingya minority

Pope Francis is spending his first full day in Myanmar traveling to the country’s capital on Tuesday to meet with the civilian leader, the Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi.

The Rohingya are Muslims who live in majority-Buddhist Myanmar. They are often described as “the world’s most persecuted minority”. 

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