Buddhist ceremony in Sukhothai.

Supreme patriarch nominee confirmed, with conditions

It was confirmed on Thursday that the Sangha Supreme Council has selected Somdet Phra Maha Ratchamangalacharn as the new supreme patriarch, but his formal nomination must wait.

PM’s Office Minister Suwaphan Tanyuvardhana said he had received the council’s written resolution from the National Office of Buddhism (NOB), and that 17 senior monks at the council’s special meeting on Jan 5 agreed to nominate Somdet Phra Maha Ratchamangalacharn.

Read more: Bangkok Post


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