Pope receives Aung San Suu Kyi
Vatican City: Pope Francis Monday received Nobel peace laureate and former political prisoner in Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi at the Vatican.
The Myanmarese opposition leader is currently on a visit to Europe and was Sunday made an honorary citizen of Rome, the Italian capital.
Suu Kyi has become an international symbol of peaceful resistance in the face of oppression.
She has spent most of the last two decades in some form of detention because of her efforts to bring democracy to military-ruled Burma.
She was re-elected to parliament in 2012.
Suu Kyi received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991 and earlier was awarded the Rafto Prize and the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought in 1990.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- India- America joint military exercise begins in Ranikhet
- Exclusive: This is what Kashmir's stone pelters have to say!
- India to activate laser walls on LOC to stop infiltration
- Panel discussion on 'Most Favoured Nation' status India accorded to Pakistan in 1996
- Former bureaucrat BK Bansal commits suicide along with his son at Delhi residence
- SETBACK! Sedition case against 200 Congress workers for shouting 'Pakistan Zindabad' slogans during rally for Uri martyrs
- Did Arvind Kejriwal tweet in favour of Pakistan over Uri attacks? Here is what Twitter says
- Rameez Raja picks all-time XI - Three Indians, but just one Pakistani make it to the list
- This Hindu-dominated village in West Bengal is not allowed to organise Durga Puja as Muslims don't want it
- As Pakistan gloats over hosting 70 Russians, 250 Indian Army soldiers renew bonds in Vladivostok