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Pope Francis' Apostolic Visit to Myanmar and Bangladesh

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On November 27, 2017, Pope Francis will become the first pope to visit Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. The visit takes place six months after the Vatican announced it had established full diplomatic relations with the predominantly Buddhist nation and two years after the Pope appointed Myanmar’s first Cardinal. During the visit, the Holy Father will meet with the country’s leader and 1991 Nobel Peace Prize winner, Aung San Suu Kyi.

The Pope will arrive in Yangon (formerly known as Rangoon and capital of the country until 2006), where he will be officially welcomed. The following afternoon (Nov. 28) he travels to the capital Nay Pyi Taw, where he will meet with President Suu Kyi and other officials.

On Wednesday, November 29, Pope Francis will celebrate his first public Mass in the country, meet the Sangha Buddhist Supreme Council and then with Myanmar’s bishops. The visit to the Southeast Asian nation will conclude with a Mass for young people on Thursday, November 30, before the Holy Father flies to neighbouring Bangladesh.

Official Site — popeinmyanmar2017.com


Bangladesh is predominantly a Muslim nation. Pope Francis appointed their first Cardinal in October 2016.

Pope Francis arrives in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, where he will be greeted by the president and other authorities. The following day, December 1, the Pope will celebrate a public Mass where he will ordain 16 men to the priesthood. After meeting the country’s prime minister, he will visit the Cathedral and meet with the bishops and preside over an interreligious and ecumenical meeting for peace. On his final day, the Holy Father will visit a home run by the Missionaries of Charity of Mother Teresa, meet with priests, men and women religious, consecrated persons, seminarians and novices andwith young people at the Notre Dame College of Dhaka.

Official Site — popebd.info

Salt + Light's Broadcast Schedule

Schedule is subject to change without notice

Meeting of Pope Francis with authorities and Diplomatic Corps

Tuesday 28 November 2017 at 9:30am ET / 6:30am PT
Meeting with the authorities, with Civil Society and with the Diplomatic Corps in the International Convention Centre
Repeat: Tuesday 28 November 2017 at 8pm ET / 5pm PT

Holy Mass presided by Pope Francis

Wednesday 29 November 2017 at 9:30am ET / 6:30am PT
Meeting with bishops of Myanmar at St Mary’s Cathedral in Yangon, Myanmar.
Repeat: Wednesday 29 November 2017 at 8pm ET / 5pm PT

Holy Mass presided by Pope Francis

Friday 1 December 2017 at 9:30am ET / 6:30am PT
Holy Mass and Presbyteral Ordinations at Suhrawardy Udyan Park in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Repeat: Friday 1 December 2017 at 8pm ET / 5pm PT
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