Stillingen i Myanmar
"We are afraid that the pope does not have sufficiently accurate information, and is releasing statements that do not reflect reality." -- Catholic Bishop Raymond Sumlut Gam of Myanmar's Bhamo Diocese, suggesting that the Pope is misinformed about the nuances of the Rohingya issue.
"If we had to take the Holy Father to the people who suffer most among us, we would take him to the refugee camps of the Kachin [a predominantly Catholic group], where many victims of the civil war have been displaced from their homes." -- Father Mariano Soe Naing, Spokesman for Myanmar's Bishop Conference
Even if Islamic extremists in Bangladesh do not mar the visit of the Pope, there needs to be pressure in the Vatican hierarchy for him to adopt a more realistic view of the objectives of radical Islam.