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News Items: 2017/10/23


Buddhists protest to urge Myanmar not to repatriate Rohingya
Hundreds of hard-line Buddhists protested Sunday to urge Myanmar’s government not to repatriate the nearly 600,000 minority Rohingya Muslims who have fled to Bangladesh since late August to escape violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state.

India says Myanmar must take back Rohingya Muslims
India's foreign minister told Bangladesh's government that Myanmar must take back Rohingya Muslims to resolve one of Asia's largest refugee crises in decades, the government said.

Guam's Catholic Church says clergy now free of sexual abusers
A lawsuit has also been filed in relation to abuse by a now defrocked priest in the 1990s - raising questions about whether abuse may have been occurring more recently. But the church says it has now taken steps to prevent abuses.