Bangkok, Thailand, Aug 17, 2013 / 16:06 pm
Mary is a perfect model for Christians, who should imitate their Blessed Mother and learn from her, said a Thai bishop on the feast of the Assumption of Mary in Bangkok.
The Thai faithful have a very strong devotion to Mother Mary, and she is invoked as the patroness of Thailand and especially of the Archdioceses of Bangkok, Archbishop Francis Xavier Kriengsak Kovithavanij told CNA.
Bishops, priests, religious and more than 2,000 lay Catholics gathered in Bangkok to celebrate the solemnity on Aug 15.
In his homily, Archbishop Kovithavanij described how Catholics understand the relationship of Mary with humanity, along with all of the saints who intercede for the living.