Pope Francis will hold talks with Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi

Pope Francis will hold talks with Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday.

Aung San Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, has been ostracised by a global rights community that once adored her but is now outraged at her tepid reaction to the plight of the Rohingya.

After the talks in the capital Naypyidaw, the pontiff will address Aung San Suu Kyi and diplomats there – his first opportunity to speak publicly about the conflict that looms over his trip.

Late Monday, the 80-year-old pontiff received a “courtesy visit” from the army chief Min Aung Hlaing – whose troops, according to the UN and US, have waged a campaign of ethnic cleansing against the Rohingya from Rakhine State.

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