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Myanmar's Suu Kyi meets Pope Francis

Thursday, May 04, 2017 - 00:53

During a visit by Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi, the Vatican announces that full diplomatic relations have been established with the country. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT. NO REPORTER NARRATION. The Vatican and Myanmar on Thursday (May 4) established full diplomatic relations after Pope Francis met with the country's leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, the Vatican said. The Vatican had previously been represented in Myanmar by an apostolic delegate to the local church, who was based in Thailand. The surprise move means that the Vatican will have much more diplomatic influence in Myanmar, which is facing international scrutiny over atrocities against the Rohingya Muslim minority. There are fewer than 100,000 Catholics in the country of some 2 million, the majority of whom are Buddhist.

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Myanmar's Suu Kyi meets Pope Francis

Thursday, May 04, 2017 - 00:53