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Pope Francis sends message to Bangladesh for 50th anniversary of independence

Mar 24, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis has sent a video message to the people of Bangladesh as they mark the 50th anniversary of the... Read more

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Bangladeshi Christians concerned by government inaction after church attack

Feb 16, 2021

Bangladeshi Christians expressed concern and discontent with the local authorities after a Protestant church was reportedly vandalized and looted last... Read more

Residents survey damage left by Cyclone Amphan in Gobardanga, West Bengal, India, May 21, 2020.

Catholic aid groups provide relief to those affected by Cyclone Amphan

May 22, 2020

Catholic Relief Services is among the agencies providing aid to those impacted by Cyclone Amphan in Bangladesh and eastern India.... Read more

A cyclone over the Bay of Bengal.

Catholic groups prepare to give aid ahead of cyclone in South Asia

May 19, 2020

Numerous Catholics organizations have volunteered to help evacuate millions, as a cyclone prepares to hit Bangladesh and India this week.  Read more

Santal people dance during a marriage ceremony.

Many of Bangladesh's indigenous out of work and at risk, advocates warn

Apr 21, 2020

Indigenous rights groups are warning that many families in Bangladesh who have lost jobs and income because of the coronavirus... Read more

Bangladesh court signals support for ban on prenatal gender detection  

Feb 5, 2020

The High Court in Bangladesh has asked the government to justify its continued allowance of prenatal gender detection technology, which... Read more

A structue on the riverfront in Chandpur, Bangladesh, damaged by Cyclone Bulbul, Nov. 11, 2019.

CRS provides relief to Bangladeshis affected by Cyclone Bulbul

Nov 13, 2019

After the dissipation of Cyclone Bulbul, Catholic organizations have provided aid to the victims in Bangladesh, and assessed the immediate... Read more

Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh.

With plea to global community, Rohingya mark 2 years as refugees

Aug 26, 2019

Two years after a surge of state-sponsored violence in Burma forced more than 1 million members of the Rohingya Muslim... Read more

A Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh.

Cardinals visit Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh

Jul 31, 2019

Two cardinals from the Philippines and Burma visited a Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh this week, meeting with refugee families... Read more

Cardinal Tagle, president of Caritas International, visits Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh, Dec. 3, 2018.

Researchers find 'evidence of genocide' against Rohingya

Dec 6, 2018

By Courtney Mares

As new evidence emerges of atrocities committed in Burma's Rakhine state, the president of Caritas International visited Monday a Rohingya... Read more

Rohingya refugees at the border of Burma and Bangladesh. 

A year after fleeing Burma, Rohingya refugees face uncertain future

Aug 24, 2018

One year after the Burmese government launched a brutal campaign of violence against Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine State, human rights... Read more

Pope Francis meets Bangladesh Prime Minister Ms. Sheikh Hasina at the Vatican Feb. 12, 2018.

Pope, Bangladesh Prime Minister discuss Rohingya crisis at Vatican

Feb 12, 2018

By Elise Harris

Just two months after his recent visit to Bangladesh, Pope Francis Monday welcomed Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to the Vatican,... Read more

Pope Francis speaks to journalists aboard his flight from Dhaka to Rome, Dec. 2, 2017.

Pope: What I don't say in public, I say behind closed doors

Dec 2, 2017

By Elise Harris

On his return flight from Bangladesh to Rome, Pope Francis offered journalists an insight into his communication strategy, saying that... Read more

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 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 greets pilgrims during his general audience June 24, 2015.

Pope eager to meet Catholic, interreligious leaders in Bangladesh

Nov 21, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Tuesday, Pope Francis sent a video greeting to the people of Bangladesh ahead of his Nov. 30-Dec. 2 visit... Read more

Pope Francis at the Divine Mercy Vigil in St. Peter's Square, April 2, 2016.

It's official: Pope Francis to visit Myanmar, Bangladesh in November

Aug 28, 2017

By Elise Harris

On Monday the Vatican confirmed rumors that have been swirling the past few weeks about a papal visit to Myanmar... Read more

Pope Francis meets victims of the Dhaka Cafe attack in Vatican City, Feb. 22, 2017.

Pope meets families of victims from deadly Bangladesh attack

Feb 22, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis met Wednesday morning with the families of nine of the victims of a terrorist attack which took place... Read more

Cardinal Patrick D'Rozario. Nov. 19, 2016.

For Bangladesh's new cardinal, papal visit will boost faith

Nov 19, 2016

By Elise Harris

After becoming the first prelate from Bangladesh to ever get a red hat, newly-elevated Cardinal Patrick D'Rozario said his country... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square after the Wednesday general audience, June 1, 2016.

Pope prays for victims of recent attacks in Baghdad and Dhaka

Jul 3, 2016

By Ann Schneible

On Sunday, Pope Francis remembered the victims of attacks in Iraq and Bangladesh over the weekend, and prayed for the... Read more