It will be the first visit of a Pontiff to Myanmar, while in 1986, John Paul II visited Bangladesh, one of the most densely populated and poorest countries of the world.
Pope Francis will travel to Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh. During his stay, he will meet with prominent political and civil authorities, as well as young Muslim and Hindu religious leaders in order to address major issues such as climate change, migration, the refugee crisis, the future of young people, all in view of renewed hope.
The members of the Focolare Movement will be accompanying this intense week long schedule in Asia with prayer for harmony and peace.
A video message recorded by Pope Francis in view of the apostolic visit to Myanmar