Myanmar's transition to democracy five years ago resulted in massive economic development. On Sunday, people will once again go to the polls. The outcome of the vote will be watched closely by investors.
Pope Francis has appealed to Myanmar's Buddhist clergy to reconcile people of different ethnicities and religions in a country plagued by decades of conflict. The pontiff also celebrated Mass with some 150,000 people.
Pope Francis has visited Myanmar's military chief, whose forces have denied blame for the Rohingya refugee crisis. The Vatican withheld meeting details, only saying both acknowledged a "great responsibility."
Pope Francis has urged Myanmar to uphold human rights and respect all ethnic groups during a highly anticipated address in the capital, Naypyidaw. Despite pleas from rights groups, he did not mention Rohingya Muslims.
Crisis management, Catholic style: During his visit to Myanmar and Bangladesh, Pope Francis will make a stand against the political abuse of religion. It's an extremely delicate mission, says DW's Astrid Prange.
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