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Myanmar coup: Pope Francis expresses “solidarity with the people of Myanmar”

CA, 07 Feb 2021
Pope Francis came down on Sunday against military leaders in Myanmar following the coup there last week, expressing his "solidarity with the people" of the country and asking leaders to serve the common good and seek "democratic" harmony.

Francis, speaking at his Sunday address in St. Peter's Square, said he was following the situation in Myanmar, a country which he visited in 2017, "with deep concern."

Tens of thousands of people rallied across Myanmar on Sunday to denounce the Feb. 1 coup and demand the release of elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi, in the biggest protests since the 2007 Saffron Revolution that helped lead to democratic reforms.

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