Pope Francis departs from Rome’s Fiumicino Airport on Sunday evening. He is scheduled to arrive at Yangon International Airport on Monday at 1 p.m., local Myanmar time.
The pope will rest all day Monday at the bishop’s residence.
On Tuesday afternoon, he will attend a welcoming ceremony at the presidential palace and a meeting with Htin Kyaw, the president of Myanmar, and other officials from the country.
Pope Francis’ stay will last until Thursday afternoon, when he travels to Bangladesh.
The visit to both countries is a diplomatically intricate mission in which the Holy Father hopes to help curb the persecution and violence directed at the Rohingya people.