Apostolic Journey to Myanmar and Bangladesh

Pope Francis carried out an apostolic visit to Myanmar and Bangladesh from 26 November to 2 December. With links to addresses and homilies available in English.

From the Pope



(Activities in bold on the schedule are not available in English yet)


Sunday, 26 November 2017

21.40

Departure by plane from Rome/Fiumicino Airport for Yangon


Greeting to journalists on the flight to Myanmar

Monday, 27 November 2017

13.30

Arrival at Yangon International Airport


Official welcome

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

10.30

Meeting with the Religious Leaders of Myanmar in the Refectory of the Archbishop’s House

14.00

Departure by plane 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 Union Minister for Foreign Affairs

17.15

Meeting with Authorities, the Civil Society and the Diplomatic Corps in the International Convention Centre (link to English transcript)

18.20

Departure by plane for Yangon

19.25

Arrival at the Airport in Yangon and transfer to the Archbishop’s House

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

08.30

Holy Mass in the Kyaikkasan Ground (link to English transcript)

16.15

Meeting with the Supreme “Sangha” Council of Buddhist Monks (link to English transcript)

17.15

Meeting with the Bishops of Myanmar in a Hall of St Mary’s Cathedral (link to English transcript)

Thursday, 30 November 2017

10.15

Holy Mass with the youth in St Mary’s Cathedral (link to English transcript)

12.45

Official farewell in Yangon International Airport

13.05

Departure by plane 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 Bangabandhu Memorial Museum and signing of the Book of Honour

17.30

Courtesy visit to the President in the Presidential Palace

18.00

Meeting with Government and Civil Authorities and the Diplomatic Corps in the Presidential Palace

Friday, 1 December 2017

10.00

Holy Mass and priestly ordination in Suhrawardy Udyan Park (link to English transcript)

15.20

Visit of the Prime Minister in the Apostolic Nunciature

16.00

Visit to the Cathedral

16.15

Meeting with the Bishops of Bangladesh in the Home for retired priests

17.00

Ecumenical and Interreligious Meeting for peace in the garden of the Archbishop’s Residence (link to English transcript)

Saturday, 2 December 2017

10.00

Private visit to Tejgaon Mother Theresa House

10.45

Meeting with Priests, Religious and Consecrated Men and Women, Seminarians and Novices in the Holy Rosary Church (link to English transcript)

11.45

Visit to the Parish Cemetery and to the ancient Holy Rosary Church

15.20

Meeting with the youth in Notre Dame College in Dhaka

16.45

Official farewell in Dhaka International Airport

17.05

Departure by plane for Rome/Fiumicino

23.00

Arrival in Rome/Fiumicino

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time zones



Rome:

+ 1h UTC

Yangon:

+ 6h 30 UTC

Nay Pyi Taw:

+ 6h 30 UTC

Dhaka:

+ 6h UTC