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Supreme Patriarch Orders Temples to Help People

BANGKOK, May 5 (TNA) – The Supreme Patriarch has urged the management of Buddhist temples to set up kitchens and field hospitals to help COVID-19 victims. The secretariat of the Supreme Patriarch said the Supreme Patriarch viewed that temples had buildings, kitchens, tools and personnel that could be applied to support the government, the private […]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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King asks for smooth investiture of patriarch

His Majesty the King has asked everyone involved to work together to ensure that upcoming important events, including the investiture of the new supreme patriarch, proceed smoothly, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said. Gen Prayut said the King mentioned this to him at an event which they were both attending on Thursday evening as the monarch […]Read More

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HM the King chose new supreme patriarch

His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun has chosen the abbot of Wat Ratchabophit, Somdet Phra Maha Muniwong as the 20th Supreme Patriarch of Thailand. Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha said on Tuesday that he submitted the names of five qualified monks nominated for the supreme patriarch to HM the King for consideration and, on the same […]Read More

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Supreme Patriarch nominee’s Mercedes-Benz illegally imported: DSI

BANGKOK, 18 February 2016 (NNT) – The Department of Special Investigation (DSI) has concluded that a vintage Mercedes-Benz sedan owned by a Supreme Patriarch nominee was imported illegally. DSI Director General Phaisit Wongmuang gave a press conference on the case involving the classic car with the license plate number Khor Mor 99 owned by Somdet […]Read More

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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 […]Read More

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Large crowd pays homage to late Supreme Patriarch

BANGKOK, 23 December 2015 (NNT) – More and more Buddhists flocked to Wat Bowonniwet Vihara Rajavaravihara to pay their respects to the late Supreme Patriarch as the tribute activity draws to a close. Buddhists from all parts of the country continued to gather at Phra Tamnak Phet, where the relics of His Holiness Somdet Phra […]Read More

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Cremation ceremony for the late Supreme Patriarch of Thailand begins

BANGKOK, 15 December 2015 (NNT) – The Thai government has invited Buddhists to pay tribute to the late Supreme Patriarch of Thailand Somdet Phra Nyanasamvara in funeral rites that will begin today. Spokesperson to the Prime Minister’s Office Major General Sansern Keawkamnerd said those wishing to attend day one of the funeral rites are urged […]Read More