Pope Francis to arrive Nov 30
Pope Francis will arrive here on November 30 on a three-day visit to Bangladesh.
The Vatican has formally released the schedule of Pope Francis' apostolic visit to Myanmar and Bangladesh.
A papal visit is always 'historic' for any nation, and this one at the invitation of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Catholic Archbishop of Dhaka Cardinal Patrick D'Rozario, was officially announced in Dhaka and the Vatican simultaneously with the same sense of occasion on August 28.
Two invitations, including one from the host government, are needed for the Pope to visit a country.
President Abdul Hamid will receive Pope Francis upon his arrival and Bangladesh will show the highest respect to him during the visit. �UNB