The poor are true persons to meet

During a recent conference at the Gregorian University in Rome, on the theme “A minority that evangelizes”, card. Luis Tagle, president of Caritas Internationalis, said he was surprised to see how minorities have the capacity of evangelizing others. “The best expressions of joy after encountering Jesus, we see in the poor and humble persons. That’s why pope Francis insists so much on the Church poor for the poor”. “The church has to examine herself from

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Accreditation for Local journalists/media persons for the visit of Holy Father Pope Francis to Bangladesh

Please contact the following office: Press Information Department Ministry of Information Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh Building-9, Bangladesh Secretariat Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh Please Note: Receiving Accreditation does not necessarily mean that you will be permitted to cover all the events involving the Holy Father. Not all events are “public” and therefore only a restricted number of Media persons will be permitted to be present. For some events Media Persons will not be permitted except

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Accreditation for Foreign journalists/media persons for the visit of Holy Father Pope Francis to Bangladesh

Please approach Bangladesh embassy in your country for Visa and Accreditation to participate in the visit of the Holy Father to Bangladesh. Please follow their instructions for documents and other requirements. Please Note: Receiving Visa and Accreditation does not necessarily mean that you will be permitted to cover all the events involving the Holy Father. Not all events are “public” and therefore only a restricted number of Media persons will be permitted to be present.

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Catholic Church in Bangladesh

Cardinal Patrick D’Rozario, csc. Archbishop of Dhaka:   INTRODUCTION The Catholic Church in Bangladesh is once again ready to receive the visit of a Pope in the person of His Holiness Pope Francis for his Apostolic journey scheduled from November 30 to December 2, 2017. This is the third visit of a Pope in this soil, the first being on November 26, 1970 at midnight by Paul VI with an hour of stopover at the

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Background of Pope Francis’ visit to Bangladesh

Cardinal Patrick D’Rozario, csc: His Holiness Pope Francis will come to Bangladesh on 30 November 2017 afternoon and he will return on 2 December. We envision his visit as a celebration together with the people of Bangladesh the “Harmony and Peace” with all his feelings, thoughts, reflections and messages. The question may be asked: Why is he coming to Bangladesh? What is the background of his visit? I want to answer these questions though briefly.

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Dhaka, young Christians anxiously await Pope Francis’s visit

Bangladesh’s young Christians are filled with joy and excitement as they look forward to meeting Pope Francis. The pontiff is expected in Dhaka from 30 November to 2 December 2017. The schedule of the pastoral visit includes a meeting with Bangladeshi you on the last day at Dhaka’s Notre Dame College. For that occasion, some ten thousand young people are expected, including hundreds from other Christian confessions as well as other religions. AsiaNews spoke to

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Poor Clares in Mymensingh prepared the hosts for the pope’s visit

The Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration (also known as the Clares of the Holy Sacrament)] are preparing the hosts for the Eucharistic celebration that Pope Francis will preside in Dhaka in December. “We’ve already made about 150,000 hosts,” Sr Mary Julina told AsiaNews. “Our main task is the Eucharistic adoration of 24 hours before the Most Holy Sacrament. But for the occasion, we have dedicated all our work, prayer and sacrifices to the pope’s imminent

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Pope Francis to ordain 16 priests in Dhaka

During his upcoming apostolic journey to Bangladesh from November 30 to December 2, 2017 Pope Francis will ordain 16 new priests in Dhaka. AsiaNews spoke to some of them who all express their excitement and anticipation at their priestly consecration. They include Jashim Murmu, from the diocese of Dinajpur and of santal tribal origin, who states: “The first good news is that Pope Francis is coming to Bangladesh. The second is that he will ordain

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Atrocities on Rohingyas is against humanity: Cardinal D’Rozario

Md Enamul Hassan: Cardinal Patrick D’Rozario said persecutions and atrocities on Rohingya people in Rakhine State of Myanmar is an attack against humanity. “Rohingya crisis is sad and a threat to humanity. It seems, as some say, the persecutions and the  crisis in Myanmar has been preplanned” he added. In a recent exclusive interview with Daily Sun, the Archbishop of Dhaka said Rohingyas are citizens of Myanmar and they must be granted their human and

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