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Do not give in to evil and division, Pope tells Myanmar community

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(Removes extraneous word “to” from headline) VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – The people of Myanmar must not despair in the face of evil or allow themselves to be divided, Pope Francis said on Sunday at a special Mass for the Myanmar community in Italy. Myanmar’s military seized power in a Feb. 1 coup, derailing the country’s tentative progress towards full democracy and triggering protests that have been met with a bloody crackdown. Francis, who visited the Southeast Asian country in 2017, has repeatedly denounced the coup and on Sunday held a special service for the Myanmar faithful in St. Peter’s B…

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