THE NEWS DESK: Pope Francis, the spiritual leader Roman Catholics, joined a prayer service at the Suhrawardy Udyan in the capital city on Friday.
Thousands of Catholics from different parts of the country attended the mass prayer seeking harmony and peace in the world.
Besides, 16 priests were ordained during the mass prayers.
Earlier on Thursday, Pope Francis arrived here on a three-day state visit, aiming to promote peace and reconciliation.
On Saturday, the Pope will have a private visit to Tejgaon Mother Theresa House and meet priests, religious and consecrated men and women in the Holy Rosary Church.
He will also visit the Parish Cemetery and the ancient Holy Rosary Church and meet the youth in Notre Dame College.
Pope Francis will leave for Rome at 5:05 pm on Saturday after an official farewell at Dhaka airport, as per UNB agency.
A planned meeting with a small group of Rohingyas is expected to be a high point during the Pope’s Dhaka visit.
However, there is no mention of such meeting in the draft programme schedule of the Pope.