Apostolic Journey of the Holy Father to Myanmar and Bangladesh (26 November - 2 December 2017)



VViaggio Apostolico del Santo Padre in Myanmar e Bangladesh (26 novembre - 2 dicembre 2017) Viaggio Apostolico del Santo Padre in Myanmar e Bangladesh (26 novembre - 2 dicembre 2017)

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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
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
16.15 Meeting with the Supreme “Sangha” Council of Buddhist Monks in Kaba Aye Centre
17.15 Meeting with the Bishops of Myanmar in a Hall of St Mary’s Cathedral

Thursday, 30 November 2017

10.15 Holy Mass with the youth in St Mary’s Cathedral
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
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

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
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
Press Conference on the return flight from Bangladesh
23.00 Arrival in Rome/Fiumicino


time zones
Rome: + 1h UTC
Yangon: + 6h 30  UTC
Nay Pyi Taw: + 6h 30 UTC
Dhaka: + 6h UTC

Bulletin of the Holy See Press Office, 10. October 2017