Pattaya, Thailand, Aug 27, 2013 / 03:00 am
The Catholic Bishops Conference of Thailand is calling for renewed effort to boost Catholic education in the country, striving to reach international standards while fostering faith education.
A three-day seminar organized by the Commission of the Catholic Education Council of Thailand was held recently in Pattaya to discuss standards for Catholic schools in evangelizing and educating.
"This annual meeting of all Catholic educators is of prime importance," said Fr. Francis Xavier Deja Arpornrat, executive secretary general of the Thai bishops' conference.
He told CNA that Catholics schools aim at the "holistic development" of the human person, and it is for this reason that "parents place their trust" in the education that their children receive at the schools.