October 28, 2013 (Romereports.com) NobelPeace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, the opposition leader fromMyanmar, continued her tour through Europe with a stop at the Vaticanto meet Pope Francis, who described her as a "symbol” ofdemocracy and peace.
"It'sa pleasure to welcome you here.”
SuuKyi and the Pope met for twenty minutes. During that time, the Pope'sadmiration for Myanmar's "Iron Lady” was clear. Thetwo spoke about the value of love and understanding to improve thelives of her people. More concretely, the Pope told her he prays forthe Southeast Asian country.
TheVatican also said their meeting was the result of the Pope'sappreciation of her resolve and commitment to non-violence, a causethe Pope also shares.
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Followingtheir audience, Suu Kyi introduced the people traveling with her. ThePope then handed them medallions of his pontificate.
Thesmall Catholic Church in Myanmar has actively called out for greaterreforms that help out the poorest people in society, and despitereligious or ethnic differences. That'sa point Pope Francis also pressed. He told Suu Kyi that dialoguebetween religions was a major part in moving the country forward.