Bishop D'Cruze with religious sisters and Khasi boys and girls under their care © Aid to the Church in Need
Most of the Catholics in the country are tribal peoples, who are still fighting for recognition of their rights
By Maria Lozano
Bangladesh is awaiting the visit of Pope Francis from 30th November to 2nd December. It is one of the most densely populated countries in the world and the third most populous Muslim nation in the world, after Indonesia and Pakistan. In line with his desire to “go out to the peripheries”, Pope Francis will be visiting the small Catholic community in the country, which represents less than one percent of the population. The motto of the papal visit is “harmony and peace” – a vitally important subject in a country where life is by no means easy for the Christian minority.