(CNN)Pope Francis has arrived in Myanmar, becoming the first pope to ever visit the southeast Asian nation.
Pope Francis walks religious, diplomatic tightrope in Myanmar
The world’s most high-profile Christian takes center stage in a staunchly Buddhist country accused of horrifying acts of brutality against its Rohingya Muslim minority.
The Pope has previously decried violence against the Rohingya, calling them his persecuted « brothers and sisters. »
Experts warn that this trip will require balancing a uniquely complicated set of humanitarian, diplomatic and religious questions. Even his own cardinal has advised the Pope to steer clear of the word Rohingya for fear of stalling his message of reconciliation before it has even begun.