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Cardinal: Rohingya faced "elements of ethnic cleansing"

(AP Photo/Manish Swarup). In this Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, photo, a volunteer carries a malnourished child from a newly arrived Rohingya family to a transit camp in the Kutupalong refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. The hunger the Rohingya faced a... (AP Photo/Manish Swarup). In this Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, photo, a volunteer carries a malnourished child from a newly arrived Rohingya family to a transit camp in the Kutupalong refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. The hunger the Rohingya faced a...
(AP Photo/Manish Swarup). In this Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, photo, a volunteer measures the arm of a newly arrived Rohingya boy to check for malnutrition accompanied by his mother and brother upon their arrival at the Balukhali refugee camp near Cox's Baz... (AP Photo/Manish Swarup). In this Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, photo, a volunteer measures the arm of a newly arrived Rohingya boy to check for malnutrition accompanied by his mother and brother upon their arrival at the Balukhali refugee camp near Cox's Baz...
(AP Photo/Manish Swarup). In this Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, photo, a newly arrived Rohingya woman makes rice for her family at Balukhali refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup). In this Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, photo, a newly arrived Rohingya woman makes rice for her family at Balukhali refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.
(AP Photo/Manish Swarup). In this Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, photo, a newly arrived Rohingya refugee Muslim carries high power protein biscuits and Khicdhi, made from rice and lentils, for his family after arriving at Balukhali refugee camp near Cox's B... (AP Photo/Manish Swarup). In this Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, photo, a newly arrived Rohingya refugee Muslim carries high power protein biscuits and Khicdhi, made from rice and lentils, for his family after arriving at Balukhali refugee camp near Cox's B...
(AP Photo/Manish Swarup). In this Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, photo, newly arrived Rohingya refugee Mohammad Ilyas, 55, stands in a makeshift transit shelter at the Nayapara camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. "They are taking away our paddies, rice, and eve... (AP Photo/Manish Swarup). In this Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, photo, newly arrived Rohingya refugee Mohammad Ilyas, 55, stands in a makeshift transit shelter at the Nayapara camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. "They are taking away our paddies, rice, and eve...

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Myanmar's Catholic cardinal says it's likely that Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh won't ever go home and that "the elements of ethnic cleansing" that drove them out are now apparent.

Two months after Pope Francis visited Myanmar and Bangladesh, Cardinal Charles Bo said Friday that even though the Myanmar government was making plans to receive Rohingya back, many would opt to go elsewhere. He cited security fears, continued discrimination and economic necessity.

Bo, who was at a Vatican conference on human trafficking, again defended Myanmar civilian leader Aung Sung Suu Kyi, saying she has no constitutional right to speak out against the military. While saying more proof was needed, he acknowledged in an interview with The Associated Press that "the elements of ethnic cleansing" against Rohingya existed.

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