Pope Francis arrives in Myanmar amid Rohingya crisis

Pope Francis landed in Yangon on Monday to start a delicate visit for the world’s most prominent Christian to majority-Buddhist Myanmar, amid a Rohingya crisis. The pontiff will also visit Bangladesh, to which more than 620,000 Rohingya have fled from a crackdown by Myanmar security forces, who deny the accusations by human rights groups. About 700,000 of Myanmar’s 51 million people are Roman Catholic, and thousands have traveled by train and bus to Yangon, the capital, to catch a glimpse of the pope, Reuters said.