Pope Francis in Bangladesh

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Pope Francis greets members of the Rohingya Muslim community in Dhaka, Bangladesh Dec. 1, 2017.

With plea for forgiveness, Pope embraces Rohingya in Bangladesh

Dec 1, 2017

By Elise Harris

After meeting several Rohingya Muslims and hearing their stories in Bangladesh, Pope Francis uttered a moving prayer from the heart,... Read more

Pope Francis meets with the bishops of Bangladesh Dec. 1, 2017.

Pope tells Bangladesh bishops to make laity a priority, especially youth

Dec 1, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Friday Pope Francis met with the bishops of Bangladesh, urging them to be close to the laity, especially young... Read more

Pope Francis lays hands on a Bangladeshi deacon as he ordains him to the priesthood during a Dec. 1, 2017 Mass in Dhaka.

Pope Francis ordains 16 priests in Bangladesh

Nov 30, 2017

Celebrating Mass in the Bangladeshi capital on Friday, Pope Francis ordained 16 men to the priesthood.  Read more

Pope Francis at the the National Martyr’s Memorial in Savar, Bangladesh.

Pope lands in Bangladesh, visits two national landmarks

Nov 30, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

After landing in Bangladesh Thursday afternoon, Pope Francis made visits to two of the country’s important landmarks – the National... Read more

Pope Francis is greeted on his arrival in Yangon, Burma, Nov. 27, 2017.

Five things to look for during Francis' trip to Burma, Bangladesh

Nov 27, 2017

By Elise Harris

On Monday Pope Francis touched down in Yangon for what will likely be a politically charged and religiously significant six-day... Read more

Pope Francis at the General Audience in St. Peter's Square, Sept. 27, 2017.

Pope's Bangladesh, Burma trip to emphasize peace amid conflict

Oct 3, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

In November Pope Francis will visit Bangladesh and Burma, two developing countries in Asia, where he will bring a message... Read more