VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis will make an Apostolic Journey to Myanmar from 27 -30 November 2017 and to Bangladesh from 30 November to 2 December 2017.
Greg Burke, Director of the Holy See Press Office, made the official announcement in a statement on Monday, 28 Aug 2017, also revealing the logos for the trip.
He said the Pope had welcomed “the invitation of the respective heads of state and bishops.”
Whilst in Myanmar (also known as Burma), Pope Francis will visit the cities of Yangon and Nay Pyi Taw. In Bangladesh, the Pope will visit Dhaka.
The logo for his visit to Myanmar depicts Pope Francis releasing a white dove from within a heart drawn in the colours of Myanmar’s flag: yellow, green, and red.
An outline of Myanmar’s landmass sits beside the Pope within the heart, while the motto for his journey is shown above: “Love & Peace.”
The logo for Pope Francis’ visit to Bangladesh has coloured streamers in the shape of a dove, with a cross raised over a water lily (Bangladesh’s national flower) within it.
Above, the official motto for the Apostolic Journey, “Harmony and Peace”, is written in red. – Vatican Radio