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Myanmar-Bangladesh in Nov-Dec will be Francis' 21st papal trip outside Italy


I.Media for Aleteia - published on 08/28/17

And he said he wouldn't be a traveler pope!

The Holy See confirmed today that Pope Francis will make a Nov. 27-Dec. 2 trip to Myanmar (Burma) and Bangladesh. Although he said after his election that he would be not be a “traveler pope,” this will be his 21st trip outside Italy. He has visited 29 countries.

Here is a list of the countries Pope Francis has visited.

Travel in Asia (10 countries visited; two more announced):

Israel, Palestine and Jordan, 24-26 May 2014
South Korea, 13-18 August 2014
Turkey, 28-30 November 2014
Sri Lanka and the Philippines, 13-19 January 2015
Armenia, 24-26 June 2016
Georgia and Azerbaijan, September 30 to October 2, 2016
Burma and Bangladesh, 27 November to 2 December 2017

Travel in Europe (8 countries visited)

Albania, September 21, 2014
Strasbourg, France, November 25, 2014 (for the pope, this was a visit to the European institutions and not France)
Bosnia and Herzegovina, June 6, 2015
Greece, April 16, 2016
Poland, 27-31 July 2016
Sweden, 31 October-1 November 2016
Portugal, 12-13 May 2017

Travel to America (7 countries visited; 3 more announced):

Brazil, 22-28 July 2013
Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay, 6 to 12 July 2015
Cuba and USA, 19-27 September 2015 and February 12, 2016
Cuba and Mexico 12 to 18 February 2016 (Cuba is the only country visited twice)
Colombia 6-11 September 2017
Chile and Peru 15-21 January 2018

Traveling in Africa (4 countries visited)

Kenya, Uganda and Central Africa, 25-30 November 2015
Egypt, 28-29 April 2017
Pope Francis
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