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August 09, 2020

Pope in Myanmar

Pope Francis arrives at Yangon International Airport on 27 November 2017. Photo: REUTERS
Pope Francis arrives at Yangon International Airport on 27 November 2017. Photo: REUTERS

Pope Francis arrived Yangon at 1.20 pm yesterday by special flight. The leader of the Roman Catholic church was welcomed at the Yangon International Airport by Union Minister for Health and Sports Dr Myint Htwe, Yangon Region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein, regional ministers, U San Lwin, Myanmar’s first Ambassador to the Holy See, Archbishop Paul Tsang in-Nam, who based in Bangkok as both Vatican Nuncio to Thailand and Apostolic Delegate to Myanmar, Daw Kay Thi Soe, Director-General of Strategic Studies and Training Department, Cardinal Charles Bo, Archbishop of Yangon, John Saw Yaw Han, Auxiliary Bishop of Archdiocese of Yangon and Catholics.
Pope Francis was welcomed by members of ethnic minority groups in traditional dress at Yangon International Airport, people including children waved Vatican and Myanmar flags and wearing T-shirts with motto of the trip “love and peace, as his convoy passed the crowd at several roadside points along the Pyay Road and Bogyoke Aung San Road.
More than 150,000 people have registered for a mass that Francis will says in Yangon on Wednesday, according to Catholic Myanmar Church spokesman Mariano Soe Naing.
During his trip, Pope Francis will meet President U Htin Kyaw, State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, cabinet members, diplomats, religious leaders and Catholics.—MNA

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  • People line the street as they await the arrival of Pope Francis in Yangon
  • Pope Francis arrives at Yangon International Airport
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