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Pope’s upcoming itinerary in Myanmar and Bangladesh

Thursday, Nov. 30, Pope Francis bids farewell to Myanmar and flies to neighbouring Bangladesh from ‎where he flies back to Rome on Saturday.‎

Pope Francis on Wednesday 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 Monday afternoon after over a 10-hour flight from Rome and rested at the Archbishop's House for the rest of the day . 

Tuesday 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


16:45 - 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

29 November 2017, 10:31