Pope Francis at the Divine Mercy Vigil in St. Peter's Square, April 2, 2016. Credit: L'Osservatore Romano.

Pope Francis at the Divine Mercy Vigil in St. Peter’s Square, April 2, 2016. Credit: L’Osservatore Romano.

On Monday the Vatican confirmed rumors that have been swirling the past few weeks about a papal visit to Myanmar and Bangladesh, announcing that Pope Francis will visit the two Asian countries Nov. 27-Dec. 2.

“Welcoming the invitation of the respective heads of state and bishops, His Holiness Pope Francis will make an apostolic visit to Myanmar from 27 to 30 November 2017, visiting the cities of Yangon and Nay Pyi Taw,” an Aug. 28 statement from Vatican spokesman Greg Burke read.

The communique also noted that after Myanmar, the Pope will head to Bangladesh “from 30 November to 2 December 2017, visiting the city of Dhaka.” The logo for the trip was also published, and the schedule is expected to be released shortly.

The Pope has been talking about a visit to Asia for several months; however, until now nothing had been confirmed. Still, he managed to slip the visit in just before Christmas.

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