Pope Francis will arrive in Dhaka on November 30 on a three-day visit to Bangladesh.
The Vatican has formally released the schedule of Pope Francis’ apostolic visit to Myanmar and Bangladesh.
A papal visit is always ‘historic’ for any nation, and this one at the invitation of prime minister Sheikh Hasina and Catholic Archbishop of Dhaka Cardinal Patrick D’Rozario, was officially announced in Dhaka and the Vatican simultaneously with the same sense of occasion on August 28.
Two invitations, including one from the host government, are needed for the Pope to visit a country.
President Abdul Hamid will receive Pope Francis upon his arrival and Bangladesh will show the highest respect to him during the visit.
After visiting Myanmar, Pope will proceed to Bangladesh on November 30 to December 2.
He is scheduled to land in Yangon, Myanmar in the afternoon on November 27 where he will be given an official welcome.
Pope Francis will wrap up his Myanmar with a mass for young people on November 30 and fly to Bangladesh in the afternoon.
After a welcome ceremony at Dhaka airport, Pope will pay homage to Bangladesh’s martyrs and the country’s founding president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
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