Pope Francis on Wednesday (Nov. 29) is on his second full day of his apostolic visit to Myanmar - the first leg of his 21st foreign visit outside Italy, that will take him to Bangladesh on Thursday.
The Pope arrived in Yangon on Monday after over a 10-hour flight from Rome.
Tuesday (Nov. 28) morning he had an unscheduled meeting with 17 leaders of Myanmar’s religious communities at Archbishop’s House in Yangon. In the afternoon, he flew to Myanmar’s new capital, Nay Pyi Taw where he was given a state welcome at the presidential palace. The Pope then paid a courtesy visit to the president, Htin Kyaw, met State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and then addressed the authorities, members of the civil society and the diplomatic corps.
Pope Francis then flew back to Yangon where he rested at the Archbishop’s House.
Wednesday, Nov. 29, Pope Francis celebrated an open-air Mass in the morning at the Kyaikkasan Ground and delivered a homily. From there, he returned to the Archbishop’s House where he lunched. In the afternoon he was to hold a meeting with the Sangha, the Supreme Council of Buddhist Monks at the Kava Aye Centre. His last appointment of Wednesday is a meeting with the bishops of Myanmar in the evening.
Please find below the Pope’s schedule for Thursday, Nov. 30:
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, Bangladesh
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