On Saturday, the last day of his three-day visit to Bangladesh, Pope Francis visited a home for orphans, unwed mothers and destitute elderly run by the nuns of Mother Teresa. In off-hand remarks to the nuns and priests there he praised Bangladesh for having what he called some of the best inter-religious relations in the world. The Holy Father later met priests, religious and seminarians.
His last meeting of the entire trip was with young Bangladeshis, among whom were also Muslims and followers of other religions. Speaking to them at the Notre Dame College of Dhaka, he urged the young people to reject the false promises of happiness and go out of their self-centeredness to foster an environment of harmony, reaching out to others. Commending Bangladesh’s respect for the elderly, the Pope urged them to talk to their parents and grandparents, without playing with their phones the whole day, ignoring everything around them.
Source: Vatican Radio
Photos: Osservatore Romano