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Papal Visit To Burma And Bangladesh

EDM number 516 in 2017-19, proposed by Stephen Gethins on 07/11/2017.
Categorised under the topics of Asia and Religion and faith communities.

That this House notes the forthcoming visits by Pope Francis to Burma and Bangladesh; recognises the important contribution that the Catholic Church, as well as other religious organisations and communities, make in both countries by promoting interfaith relations, human rights and environmental protections, supporting peace-building and development, assisting displaced people, including the hundreds of thousands of refugees from Rahkine State in Myanmar, and combating human trafficking; recalls the recent visits of Cardinal Charles Maung Bo and Cardinal Patrick D'Rozario as important moments for diaspora communities and Catholics in the UK; commends the works of all Christians and those of other faith groups working to improve the lives of those in Burma and Bangladesh; and sends its best wishes to all the peoples there on this historic occasion.

This motion has been signed by a total of 17 MPs.

Stephen Gethins07/11/2017North East FifeScottish National PartyProposed
David Linden13/11/2017Glasgow EastScottish National PartySeconded
Martyn Day13/11/2017Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySeconded
Jim Shannon13/11/2017StrangfordDUPSeconded
Marie Rimmer13/11/2017St Helens South and WhistonLabourSeconded
Brendan O'Hara14/11/2017Argyll and ButeScottish National PartySeconded
Lady Hermon14/11/2017North DownIndependentSigned
Chris Law15/11/2017Dundee WestScottish National PartySigned
Chris Stephens15/11/2017Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
Keith Vaz16/11/2017Leicester EastLabourSigned
Hugh Gaffney20/11/2017Coatbridge, Chryston and BellshillLabourSigned
Angus MacNeil20/11/2017Na h-Eileanan an IarScottish National PartySigned
Alan Brown20/11/2017Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned
Hannah Bardell21/11/2017LivingstonScottish National PartySigned
Patrick Grady04/12/2017Glasgow NorthScottish National PartySigned
Rosie Cooper05/12/2017West LancashireLabourSigned
Drew Hendry08/01/2018Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned

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