December 3, 2017
AT Online Report
Pope Francis, the Catholic Christian Community religious leader of Roman has given the explanation why he did not utter the term “Rohingya” during his visit in Myanmar.
He gave the explanation of his own stance to the journalists in a plane to his country. I did not utter the word “Rohingya” not because for the self-satisfaction but I want a solution to the Rohingya crisis through dialogue, he said.
It was learnt from a report given to the Medias by the Vatican spokesperson Crask Nao as saying by Pope.
After ending of Pope’s visit in Myanmar, he came to Dhaka on December 1. Here in Bangladesh, he used the word “Rohingya” during his meeting with a delegation team of Rohingya refugees in Dhaka.
At the end of his three day’s visit in Bangladesh, he talked to media journalists on his way to his country. To the questions of journalists regarding his using of the word “Rohingya” he said, “From the Sentpitersbarg, I have repeatedly said about them by their ethnic name “Rohingya”.
This is not such that I have just used the word “Rohingya” for the first time only in Bangladesh.
A journalist wanted to know if Pope was prevented from using the term “Rohingya”. In reply to the journalist, Pope said that he had several meeting with different people during his trip in Myanmar. These meetings have the value.
If Pope used the word “Rohingya” for the first time in Myanmar, all other meetings with different government officials would be stopped. My purpose was just to convey my proper messages and I have no self-satisfaction of closing the door of discussion with people, Pope said in his statement. But I am satisfied that I was able to go to the path of dialogue. It is important to convey the message through communication.
Pope was advised in advance by the Catholic leader of Myanmar not to use the word “Rohingya” during his visit in Myanmar.
Obeying the advice of the Catholic leader of Myanmar, Pope did not utter the term “Rohingya” although the word is being uttered by the world for which the international community and human rights organizations criticized against.
Earlier, even the Pope used the word saying that the Rohingya brothers and sisters are the most persecuted people in the world.
It is mentionable here that Christian is also a minority group in Myanmar. It was said in a Vatican Spokesperson news report on Tuesday that Pope Francis was forced to meet with the military official Senior General Min Aung Hlain.