Schedule of Pope Francis’ apostolic visit to Myanmar, Bangladesh
The Vatican on Tuesday 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, Nov 27 to 30, he will proceed to neighbouring Bangladesh, Nov. 30 to Dec. 2.
He is scheduled to land in Yangon, Myanmar in the afternoon on Nov. 27, where he will be given an official welcome. The following afternoon (Nov. 28) 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 Nov. 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 Nov. 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 Dec. 1, the Pope 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, Dec. 2, 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.