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Latest update : 2017-11-28

Can Pope Francis help the Rohingya return to Rakhine State?

Pope Francis is in Burma and this could be a tricky trip, as the pontiff has been advised not to mention the word "Rohingya" during the visit. A few months ago, he referred to them as "our Rohingya brothers and sisters". Since August, over 600,000 people have been forced to run for their lives. A deal has now been hatched between Burma and Bangladesh to allow the Rohingya refugees to go back to Rakhine State but few feel safe enough to return. Can the pope help that happen safely?

Produced by Daniel BARNEY, Maya-Anaïs YATAGHÈNE Van MEGUERDITCHIAN and Mark OWEN.

By Mark OWEN

Our guests

Matthew SMITH

Co-founder & chief executive, Fortify Rights

Priscilla CLAPP

Former US Chief of Mission in Burma

Jean Michel LACOMBE

Former French ambassador to Burma and Bangladesh

Phil ROBERTSON

Deputy Director of Human Rights Watch's Asia division

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