Catholic interfaith dating
In his first official speech in Myanmar on Tuesday, the head of the Catholic Church refrained from using the word Rohingya.
Some in Germany see the Pope's approach as part of a long-term trend.
And perhaps that will resonate with people, with deeply religious Muslims but also with his own followers, and eventually lead to a further development," Günold Deutsche Welle.
The 80-year-old pontiff is on his nineteenth foreign trip of his papacy.
The 17 participants present included six Christians, five Buddhists, three Muslims, two Hindus and a Jew.
On Wednesday, the pope will visit one of Myanmar's most important Buddhist monasteries, where he will address the country's Supreme Sangha Council of Buddhist Monks.