Pope Francis to visit Bangladesh in November
August 28th, 2017 at 3:07 pm
Pope Francis to visit Bangladesh in November

International desk – Pope Francis has finalized his three-day visit to Bangladesh, a Muslim-majority country, according to media report.

The Vatican in a statement confirmed Monday that the Pope would arrive in Dhaka on November 30 after a four-day visit to neighbouring Myanmar.

Pope Francis will be in Dhaka until December 2, according to his schedule.

Francis outlined his 2017 travel plans while flying home from Azerbaijan at the end of last year.

Pope’s visit generally finalizes considering weather condition, regional political and conflict situation.

His visit schedule to Asia was announced at a time when violence in Myanmar left nearly 100 people killed followed by displacement of tens of thousands of Rohingya, a minority Muslim group in the Buddhist-majority country.

The persecuted people look for destination only to Bangladesh as shelter.

Bangladeshi Foreign Ministry in a statement said later that the Pope would be visiting Dhaka in an invitation of the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. During his visit, Francis will met President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. He will give an audience to the Christian community in Bangladesh.