ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon PrintIcon Twitter
Politics

Pope Francis calls for forgiveness in Myanmar

'Anger not the way' says first pontiff to visit Southeast Asian nation

Pope Francis moves through a crowd at an open-air mass at the Kyaikkasan Grounds stadium in Yangon on Wednesday. (Photo by Thurein Hla Htway)

YANGON -- Pope Francis spoke at an open-air mass in Yangon on Wednesday, calling for "forgiveness and compassion," and telling his audience to reject "anger and revenge," as the country struggles with ethnic strife and the Rohingya Muslim refugee crisis, which has drawn international criticism.

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more