Pope Francis looks on as he celebrates a Mass as part of World Youth Day at St. Peter’s Basilica on Sunday. Photo: Reuters Pope Francis looks on as he celebrates a Mass as part of World Youth Day at St. Peter’s Basilica on Sunday. Photo: Reuters
Pope Francis looks on as he celebrates a Mass as part of World Youth Day at St. Peter’s Basilica on Sunday. Photo: Reuters

Pope Francis, for first time, says China’s Uygurs are ‘persecuted’

  • In new book, pontiff names Muslim minority in Xinjiang alongside the Rohingya and Yazidi, while also talking about persecuted Christians in Islamic countries
  • Commentators have said the Vatican was reluctant to speak out on the Uygurs because it was in the process of renewing a controversial accord with Beijing

Topic |   China-Vatican relations
Pope Francis looks on as he celebrates a Mass as part of World Youth Day at St. Peter’s Basilica on Sunday. Photo: Reuters Pope Francis looks on as he celebrates a Mass as part of World Youth Day at St. Peter’s Basilica on Sunday. Photo: Reuters
Pope Francis looks on as he celebrates a Mass as part of World Youth Day at St. Peter’s Basilica on Sunday. Photo: Reuters
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