Apostolic Visit of His Holiness Francis to Myanmar and Bangladesh (26 November to 2 December 2017) - Programme

Sunday 26 November 2017

21:40

Departure by air from Rome’s Fiumicino Airport, for Yangon

 

 

 

 

Monday 27 November 2017

13:30

Arrival at Yangon International Airport

 

 

OFFICIAL WELCOME

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 28 November 2017

14:00

Departure by air 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 MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

 

 

17:15

MEETING WITH THE AUTHORITIES, with CIVIL SOCIETY and with the DIPLOMATIC CORPS in the International Convention Centre

Address of the Holy Father

18:20

Departure by air for Yangon

 

19:25

Arrival at Yangon Airport and transfer to the archbishopric

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 29 November 2017

09:30

HOLY MASS in the Kyaikkasan Ground

Homily of the Holy Father

16:15

MEETING WITH THE “SANGHA”, SUPREME COUNCIL OF BUDDHIST MONKS in the Kaba Aye Centre

Address of the Holy Father

17:15

MEETING WITH BISHOPS of Myanmar in a room in St Mary’s Cathedral

Address of the Holy Father

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

Friday 1 December 2017

10:00

HOLY MASS and Presbyteral Ordination in the Suhrawardy Udyan Park

Homily of the Holy Father

15:20

VISIT OF THE PRIME MINISTER to the Apostolic Nunciature

 

16:00

VISIT TO THE CATHEDRAL

 

16:15

MEETING WITH THE BISHOPS of Bangladesh in the Home for elderly priests

Address of the Holy Father

17:00

INTERRELIGIOUS AND ECUMENICAL MEETING FOR PEACE in the garden of the Archbishopric

Address of the Holy Father

 

 

 

Saturday 2 December 2017

10:00

PRIVATE VISIT TO HOUSE OF MOTHER TERESA IN TEJGAON

 

10:45

MEETING WITH PRIESTS, MEN AND WOMEN RELIGIOUS, CONSECRATED PERSONS, SEMINARIANS and NOVICES in the Church of the Holy Rosary

Address of the Holy Father

11:45

VISIT TO THE PARISH CEMETERY AND THE ANCIENT CHURCH OF THE HOLY ROSARY

 

15:20

MEETING WITH YOUNG PEOPLE in the Notre Dame College of Dhaka

Address of the Holy Father

16:45

OFFICIAL FAREWELL in Dhaka International Airport

 

17:05

Departure by air for Rome’s Ciampino Airport

 

23:00

Arrival in Rome-Ciampino.