Analysis: Face-to-face with Rohingya, pope ditches diplomacy

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Pope Francis visits the Mother Teresa House in Dhaka’s Tejgaon neighborhood, Bangladesh, Saturday. Pope Francis is wrapping up his Asian trip with a visit to an orphanage and home for the disabled run by Mother Teresa’s order and a meeting with Bangladeshi priests and nuns.

DHAKA, Bangladesh — Pope Francis has gotten into trouble before for ditching diplomatic protocol and calling a spade a spade, most famously when he labeled the Ottoman-era slaughter of Armenians a “genocide” from the altar of St. Peter’s Basilica.