Pope receives credentials of first Myanmar ambassador prior to upcoming visit

Pope Francis with the Myanmar ambassador to the Holy See

Pope receives credentials of first Myanmar ambassador prior to upcoming visit

Vatican Radio

Pope Francis on November 9, 2017, received the Ambassador of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, San Lwin. The Holy Father will be the first Pope to visit Myanmar when is journeys to the nation November 27-30, 2017.

“The visit of our Holy Father is to promote Love and Peace in Myanmar,” said a Statement issued by the Holy See Press Office in August.

Indeed, the Motto of Pope Francis’ trip to Myanmar (November 27-30, 2017) is “Love and Peace.”

“Christian Peace is founded on Love,” according to the statement. “There cannot be peace without love. Love, which the people of Myanmar value most, will pave the way to peace. The visit of our Holy Father is to promote Love and Peace in Myanmar”.

The decision to establish diplomatic relations was taken when Pope Francis met the State Counsellor and Union Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi on May 4, 2017 in the Vatican.

About one per cent of Myanmar’s 51 million people are Catholics where the church has been active for five centuries.

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 12:28
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