Schedule of Pope's visit to Myanmar and Bangladesh


Source: VIS/Vatican Radio

The Vatican today released the schedule of Pope Francis' apostolic visit to Myanmar and Bangladesh. The two-nation papal visit was announced earlier by the Vatican on August 28. After visiting Myanmar from November 27 to 30, he will proceed to neighbouring Bangladesh on 30 November staying until 2 December.

He is scheduled to land in Yangon, Myanmar in the afternoon on November 27, where he will be given an official welcome. The following afternoon he will fly to the capital Nay Pyi Taw, where after meeting the president, government officials and the diplomatic corps, he will fly back to Yangon at night.

On November 29 the Holy Father will celebrate his first public Mass, meet the Buddhist supreme council and Myanmar's bishops. Pope Francis will wrap up his Myanmar with a Mass for young people on November 30 and fly to neighbouring Bangladesh in the afternoon.
After a welcome ceremony at Dhaka airport, the Pope will pay homage to Bangadesh's martyrs and father of the nation. He will then pay courtesy visit to the president and address the diplomatic corps. On 1 December, Pope Francis will celebrate a public Mass with priestly ordination, meet the prime minister, the country's bishops and representatives of various religions and Christian Churches. On the last day, 2 December, the Pope will visit a home run by the Missionaries of Charity of Mother Teresa, address priests, religious seminarians and novices. Before flying back to Rome in the evening, he will meet the young people.

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