Bangladesh: Pope addresses interreligious meeting for peace, meets with priests

Pope Francis is greeted by nuns as he arrives for a meeting at the Church of the Holy Rosary in Dhaka

Bangladesh: Pope addresses interreligious meeting for peace, meets with priests

Vatican Radio

The meeting, which saw the participation of representatives of different faiths, took place on the second day of the Pope’s Apostolic Journey to Bangladesh.

The 16 Rohingya, 12 men, two women and two young girls, traveled to Dhaka from Cox's Bazar, the district bordering Myanmar where refugee camps are overflowing with more than 620,000 Rohingya who have fled violence in Myanmar.

One by one, each one of the refugees approached the Pope at the end of the event and through the aid of an interpreter told him their stories and their experiences.

During his address to the religious leaders at the meeting, the Pope said a spirit of openness is fundamental for building a culture of harmony and peace.

In another development, Pope Francis on Saturday, November 2, met with priests, religious, consecrated men and women, and seminarians on the final day of his apostolic visit to Bangladesh.

During his address, the Holy Father told them that "attentiveness to the Lord allows us to see the world through his eyes and thus to become more sensitive to the needs of those whom we serve."

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 11:11
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