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Pope Francis ends historical visit, heads for Japan

Pope Francis ended his three-day visit to Thailand Saturday morning and continued his apostolic trip to Japan. He flew out of the Don Muang military airport on his papal plane shortly after 10 am. Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak represented the Thai government in a ceremony to send off the pontiff. Full story: thaipbsworld.com By […]Read More

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Pope Francis Meets King Maha Vajiralongkorn, Queen Suthida

BANGKOK, Nov 22 (TNA) – Their Majesties King Maha Vajiralongkorn and Queen Suthida of Thailand welcomed His Holiness Pope Francis at Dusit Palace in Bangkok on Thursday (Nov 21). On the second day of the Thailand visit at the invitation of the Royal Thai Government and the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Thailand (CBCT), Pope Francis […]Read More

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Pope Francis Meets Thailand’s Supreme Patriarch

BANGKOK, Nov 21 (TNA) – Pope Francis met with Thailand’s Supreme Patriarch Somdet Phra Ariyavongsagatayana IX during his Thailand visit on Thursday. In the meeting at Wat Ratchabophit Maha Simaram temple, the Supreme Patriarch recalled his presence in the 1984 historic visit of Pope Saint John Paul II to his predecessor 35 years ago. This […]Read More

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Pope Francis Officially Welcomed at Government House

BANGKOK, Nov 21 (TNA) – Pope Francis visited Government House and was received by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and high-level authorities. Pope Francis arrived at Government House at 9am. He was welcomed by Prime Minister Prayut, cabinet ministers and representatives of the Christendom. The pope paid the official visit on Nov 20-23 as invited by […]Read More

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Pope Francis Arrives in Thailand

BANGKOK, Nov 20 (TNA) – His Holiness Pope Francis arrived in Thailand on his four –day visit before leaving to Japan on Saturday. His plane landed at the military airport in Bangkok’s Don Mueang after midday. He was welcomed by the Thai government’s representatives including Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak, Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai and […]Read More

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Pope’s visit a “pilgrim of peace” for all

The three-day apostolic visit to Thailand of Pope Francis beginning Wednesday is a “pilgrim of peace” and a “moment of grace” for not only Catholics but also for Thai people of all faiths, said Monseigneur Wissanu Thanya-anan, deputy secretary-general of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Thailand (CBCT). “Pope Francis is a bridge-builder, a prophet who […]Read More

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Pope’s visit to Thailand, Japan “moment of grace”

Asia’s Catholic bishops regard the visit of Pope Francis to Thailand and Japan, next week, as “a moment of grace for Christians”, according to Vatican News. “Pope Francis is a prophet of modern times. He is a world leader who proclaims not only a religious message but a message for humanity,” Cardinal Charles Bo, the […]Read More

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Pope’s Mass set to spill beyond Bangkok stadium

Tens of thousands of Catholics are expected to attend the Holy Mass given by Pope Francis at the National Stadium on Nov 21. Up to 70,000 Catholics from across Thailand and neighbouring countries have so far registered to attend the Mass, said to Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Thailand (CBCT) on Monday. Full story: Bangkok Post […]Read More