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Pope Francis celebrates open air Mass at Suhrawardy Udyan

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Pope Francis celebrated an open-air Mass in Suhrawardy Udyan on the second day of his visit to Bangladesh.

About 80,000 Catholics from around the country were estimated to have joined event.

The pope presided over a sacramental ceremony in which several Catholics were ordained to priesthood.

A chorus rendition of a prayer song marked the start of the ceremony at 10am.

Pope Francis thanked the crowd for making it to the event. “I know many of you travelled for two days to reach here. I thank you for your generosity. This shows the love for betterment embedded in your hearts. The love you nurture for Jesus Christ. Thank you for being in faith.”

He sought blessings for the newly ordained priests.

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