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Pope Francis is serious about delivering speedy and judicially credible decisions for couples seeking annulments

However, the Pope did urge respect for ‘each ethnic group’ in Burma

Pope Francis arrives in Burma

The Pope faces a balancing act as the plight of the Rohingya continues to make headlines

But hardliners say they will protest if the Pope says or does anything ‘unexpected and unacceptable’

The visit is reportedly being planned to mark the three nations’ declaration of independence from Russia

General Min Aung Hlaing heads the military, which remains highly influential in the country

The group has also warned of terror attacks at Christmas time

It seeks to obliterate the past, eradicate cultural differences and leads to persecution, the Pope said

Pope Benedict’s ‘prayer and his discreet and encouraging presence accompany us on our common journey,’ Pope Francis said

Cardinal Sergio da Rocha will take one of the most important roles in organising the synod