Bangladesh cardinal praises government response to Rohingya crisis, calls on Myanmar to take them back

(Crux) Over the past month, nearly 500,000 Rohingya have fled Myanmar into neighboring Bangladesh, after Myanmar’s military began what it called “clearance operations” last month.

“Bangladesh has not only opened the borders but also opened the hearts with love and compassion to the children, women, old, the sick, the wounded and even the thousands who are unborn,” said Cardinal Patrick D’Rozario, the Archbishop of Dhaka.

Speaking to Crux, the cardinal praised the actions of Bangladesh’s prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, in welcoming the refugees, calling it “an example of the motherliness of humanity.”

“Bangladesh is doing what she can, from her out of poverty she is sharing her richness of human values, the treasure of our culture,” D’Rozario said. [More]