Bangkok, Thailand, Sep 12, 2013 / 12:58 pm
Catholics throughout Thailand – joined by Buddhists and Muslims in the country – have welcomed Pope Francis' appeals for peace in Syria and throughout the world.
The Catholic Bishops of Thailand worked through social media and archdiocesan websites to share the Pope's call for prayer and fasting for peace in Syria on Sept. 7.
"Thai bishops took this seriously to heart in spite of the unexpected short notice," said Monsignor Andrew Vissanu Thanya Anan, executive secretary of the Thai Bishops Conference and former Vatican undersecretary for the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue.
He told CNA on Sept. 11 that the bishops made it "a priority" to offer "supportive liturgical action."