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Myanmar: Huge Crowds at Pope’s First Public Mass

Kyaikkasan Ground

A crowd estimated in the hundreds of thousands joined Pope Francis for his first public Mass in Myanmar, a majority Buddhist nation with a Catholic population of just 659,000.  The Mass was held early morning on November 29, 2017, at the Kyaikkasan Ground.

The event occurred on the second full day of the Pope’s apostolic journey to Myanmar.  The previous day included meetings with religious leaders, political and civic leaders,  Myanmar’s President Htin Kyaw, and Aung San Suu Kyi, State Counsellor of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar.

The Holy Father will be in Myanmar until November 30, then going to Bangladesh until December 2, 2017.

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