Vatican, Myanmar, establish full relations as Suu Kyi visits Pope

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Posted: May 04, 2017 5:56 AM

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The Vatican and Myanmar on Thursday established full diplomatic relations on the day that Pope Francis met with the country's leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, the Vatican said.

The Vatican had previously been represented in Myanmar by an apostolic delegate to the local church who was based in Thailand.

(Reporting By Philip Pullella)