Pope Francis is in Bangladesh

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Pope Francis arrives in Bangladesh
Pope Francis arrives in Bangladesh
News Source: Radio Vaticana (en.radiovaticana.va)

Pope Francis has arrived in Bangladesh. The papal plane that departed from Myanmar – where the first leg of his 21st apostolic journey took place – arrived shortly after 10am local time at Dhaka’s international airport.

Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid and a delegation of political and religious authorities were on the tarmac to meet him together with a group of children who welcomed him with flowers, singing and dancing.

After the welcome ceremony the Pope visited the National Martyr’s Memorial and Bangabadhu Memorial Museum.

Coming up in the afternoon is his meeting with authorities, civil society leaders and the diplomatic corps.

Pope Francis at National Monument, Savar
Pope Francis at National Monument, Savar
Pope Francis writing in visitors' book at National Monument, Savar
Pope Francis writing in visitors’ book at National Monument, Savar

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