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Rohingya Muslims, who crossed over recently from Myanmar into Bangladesh, stand in a queue to receive food being distributed near Balukhali refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. More than 500,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to neighboring Bangladesh in the past year, most of them in the last three weeks, after security forces and allied mobs retaliated to a series of attacks by Muslim militants last month by burning down thousands of Rohingya homes in the predominantly Buddhist
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YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — For generations, Rohingya Muslims have called Myanmar home. Now, in what appears to be a systematic purge, the minority ethnic group is being wiped off the map.

A Brazilian Indian in Brasilia takes part in a demonstration against the violation of indigenous rights on April 27. The Brazilian bishops' Indigenous Missionary Council criticized an April 30 attack in a remote area of Maranhao state that left 13 Gamela Indians injured. (CNS photo/Ueslei Marcelino, Reuters)
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Catholic leaders respond forcefully to reports that an indigenous group was massacred to make way for illegal gold mining in the Amazon, casting blame on the Brazilian government.
In this Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, photo provided by Diocese of Orange, "Siervas," a nun rock band performs live at the Festival de Cristo at Christ Cathedral in Garden Grove, Calif. The band known as Siervas was born in a Peruvian convent three years ago and since has gained an international following drawn by their smiling faces and soaring songs. (Challenge Roddie/Diocese of Orange via AP)
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11 Peruvian sisters formed a rock band in a convent and are taking the gospel on tour.
Jesuit Father Gregory Schenden, campus chaplain at Georgetown University and the Rev. Bryant Oskvig, Protestant chaplaincy director on the campus, speak in a joint address on Sept. 15 during the university's "1517-2017: Lutherans and Catholics: Then and Now" conference in Washington. (CNS photo/Rafael Suanes, courtesy Georgetown University)
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An event at Georgetown University commemorates the 500th year of the Protestant reformation with a discussion on the progress of Catholic-Lutheran ecumenical efforts, revealing both remaining tensions and improved relations.
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An Indian Catholic priest recounts how he kept his faith alive during his long captivity after his capture in a violent attack that also left four religious sisters dead.
In this file photo taken on April 14, 2017, Polish bishops walk by President Andrzej Duda, First Lady Agata Kornhauser-Duda, parliament speakers and Prime Minister Beata Szydlo as they arrive to celebrate a special Mass during ceremonies marking 1,050 years of the nation's Catholicism at the 10th-century cathedral in Gniezno,Poland considered to be the cradle of Poland's Catholic faith. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
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The church's reproach, while so far delivered diplomatically, raises the question of whether the ruling Law and Justice party could be at risk of losing some of its wide support among believers in a country where nine out of 10 citizens identify as Catholic.