Burmese Nobel peace laureate visits Pope
CWN - October 28, 2013
Pope Francis met on October 28 with Aung San Suu Kyi, the Burmese political leader and 1991 winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.
The Pope supported the Burmese activist’s quest for democracy during a meeting that was characterized by “a great feeling of harmony and accord,” according to Father Federico Lombardi, the director of the Vatican press office.
Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Suu Kyi said that the Pope “told me that emotions such as hatred and fear diminish life and the value of the person.” She visited the Vatican during a tour of Europe, on which she is looking for support of her drive for democracy in Burma.
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