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Submitted by: rgsphil
On: 27/11/2017

Here is an interesting news feature on Pope Francis' visit to Myanmar and the work of religious congregations:

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis arrived in Myanmar on Monday, for the first papal visit to the nation, which has recently emerged from over a half a century of military rule.

When the army first took power in 1962, all foreign missionaries were expelled; but since then, a number of religious congregations have returned to the country to set up some much needed health, education, and development programmes.

Ahead of the Pope’s visit, Vatican Radio’s Philippa Hitchen spent some time in Myanmar to report on the ‘hidden’ work being carried out by Catholic women in the country today: