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Schedule of Pope Francis’ apostolic visit to Myanmar, Bangladesh

Logos of Pope Francis' visit to Myanmar and Bangladesh. - RV

Logos of Pope Francis' visit to Myanmar and Bangladesh. - RV

10/10/2017 11:38

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. 

Please find below the details of the apostolic visit:

Apostolic Visit of His Holiness Francis to Myanmar and Bangladesh (26 November to 2 December 2017)

Sunday 26 November 2017

21:40 - Departure by air from Rome’s Fiumicino Airport, for Yangon

Monday 27 November 2017

13:30 - Arrival at Yangon International Airport - OFFICIAL WELCOME

Tuesday 28 November 2017

14:00 - Departure by air for Nay Pyi Taw

15:10 - Arrival at Nay Pyi Taw Airport - OFFICIAL WELCOME

15:50 - WELCOME CEREMONY in the Presidential Palace

16:00 - COURTESY VISIT TO THE PRESIDENT

16:30 - MEETING WITH THE STATE COUNSELLOR AND MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

17:15 - MEETING WITH THE AUTHORITIES, with CIVIL SOCIETY and with the DIPLOMATIC CORPS in the International Convention Centre - Address of the Holy Father

18:20 - Departure by air for Yangon

19:25 - Arrival at Yangon Airport and transfer to the archbishopric

Wednesday 29 November 2017

09:30 - HOLY MASS in the Kyaikkasan Ground - Homily of the Holy Father

16:15 - MEETING WITH THE “SANGHA”, SUPREME COUNCIL OF BUDDHIST MONKS in the Kaba Aye Centre - Address of the Holy Father

17:15 - MEETING WITH BISHOPS of Myanmar in a room in St Mary’s Cathedral - Address of the Holy Father

Thursday 30 November 2017

10:15 - HOLY MASS WITH YOUNG PEOPLE in St Mary’s Cathedral - Homily of the Holy Father

12:45 - OFFICIAL FAREWELL in Yangon International Airport

13:05 - Departure by air for Dhaka

15:00 - Arrival at Dhaka International Airport - WELCOME CEREMONY

16:00 - VISIT TO THE NATIONAL MARTYR’S MEMORIAL OF SAVAR

16:45 - HOMAGE TO THE FATHER OF THE NATION in the Bangabandhu Memorial Museum and SIGNING OF THE BOOK OF HONOUR

17:30 - COURTESY VISIT OF THE PRESIDENT to the Presidential Palace

18:00 - MEETING WITH THE AUTHORITIES, with CIVIL SOCIETY and with the DIPLOMATIC CORPS in the Presidential Palace - Address of the Holy Father

Friday 1 December 2017

10:00 - HOLY MASS and Presbyteral Ordination in the Suhrawardy Udyan Park - Homily of the Holy Father

15:20 - VISIT OF THE PRIME MINISTER to the Apostolic Nunciature

16:00 - VISIT TO THE CATHEDRAL

16:15 - MEETING WITH THE BISHOPS of Bangladesh in the Home for elderly priests - Address of the Holy Father

17:00 - INTERRELIGIOUS AND ECUMENICAL MEETING FOR PEACE in the garden of the Archbishopric - Address of the Holy Father

Saturday 2 December 2017

10:00 - PRIVATE VISIT TO HOUSE OF MOTHER TERESA IN TEJGAON

10:45- MEETING WITH PRIESTS, MEN AND WOMEN RELIGIOUS, CONSECRATED PERSONS, SEMINARIANS and NOVICES in the Church of the Holy Rosary - Address of the Holy Father

11:45- VISIT TO THE PARISH CEMETERY AND THE ANCIENT CHURCH OF THE HOLY ROSARY

15:20 - MEETING WITH YOUNG PEOPLE in the Notre Dame College of Dhaka - Address of the Holy Father

16:45 - OFFICIAL FAREWELL in Dhaka International Airport

17:05 - Departure by air for Rome’s Ciampino Airport

23:00 -  Arrival in Rome-Ciampino.

 

 

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