Pope’s Bahrain trip raises concerns

Pope Francis is making the first-ever papal trip to Bahrain this week, sparking calls from the country’s majority Shiite opposition and human rights activists for the pontiff to raise human rights concerns in the small island nation. The island off the coast of Saudi Arabia is ruled by a Sunni monarchy that violently quashed the 2011 Arab Spring protests there with the aid of allies in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
 

 

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