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Cardinal Francis Xavier Kriengsak Kovithavanich, Archbishop of Bangkok, turns over the 630-bed isolation facility to Surasak Charoensirichot, governor of Nakorn Pathom province, on Aug. 6, 2021.

Catholic Church in Thailand converts facilities into field hospitals for COVID-19 patients

Aug 9, 2021

By Jose Torres, Jr.

“We cannot be indifferent toward the suffering of our parishioners and the people in the villages,” one parish priest in... Read more

Pope Francis meets with bishops in the Shrine of Blessed Nicolas Bunkerd Kitbamrung in Bangkok.

Pope to Thai bishops: Stand with the poor, the exploited

Nov 22, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis told bishops from Thailand and other countries in Asia Friday to stand with and intercede for their people,... Read more

Pope Francis greets His Holiness Somdej Phra Maga Muneewong at the Wat Ratchabophit Sathit Maha Simaram Temple in Bangkok Nov. 21.

In a meeting with Thailand's Supreme Buddhist Patriarch, Pope Francis encourages peace

Nov 20, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Catholics and Buddhists share should work together to advance the cause of mercy in the world, Pope Francis said Thursday... Read more

Pope Francis arrives in Thailand Nov. 20, 2019.

Thai bishop: Pope’s visit a significant moment for small Catholic community

Nov 20, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis’ trip to Thailand is a meaningful moment for the small Catholic community, and marks an important anniversary in... Read more

Pope Francis at a Wednesday general audience in St. Peter's Square on June 17, 2015.

Pope Francis to visit Thailand and Japan in November

Sep 13, 2019

By Courtney Mares

The Vatican confirmed Friday that Pope Francis will travel to Thailand and Japan in November with stops scheduled in Tokyo,... Read more

A rare glimpse into the lives of Thailand's Red Nuns

Dec 27, 2016

An American group of cloistered nuns has opened a new monastery to bring their contemplative spirituality to the northeast of... Read more

Pope Francis.

Pope Francis grieves over death of Thailand's king

Oct 14, 2016

By Hannah Brockhaus

Friday Pope Francis expressed his sorrow to learn of the death of the King of Thailand Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died... Read more

Bishop Silvio Siripong Charatsri annointing the sick celebrating the Year of Mercy for the sick and disabled in Chantaburi diocese, Thailand June 12, 2016.

For Thailand Catholics, God's mercy exceeds limits of illness

Jun 29, 2016

Hundreds of sick and physically challenged people marked the Catholic Church’s Year of Mercy in Thailand with a special procession... Read more

Thailand's Mount Carmel Parish, Paphanawan-Thare plant 800 tree saplings on World Environment Day Jun 5, 2016.

How Pope Francis inspired a Thailand parish to plant 800 trees

Jun 7, 2016

Inspired by Pope Francis’ encyclical on caring for creation, and concerned by environmental threats around them, Catholic parishioners in Thailand... Read more

Bishop Joseph Chusak (far right) at the Interreligious Peace March for Paris victims in Thailand, Nov. 19, 2015.

Five religions in Thailand send powerful message to people of Paris

Nov 21, 2015

Uniting with other major faith groups at an interreligious ‘March for Peace,’ Thai Catholics on Thursday offered prayers for the... Read more

Cardinal Francis Xavier Kriengsak Kovithavanij, Feb. 20, 2015.

For Thai Cardinal, the art of living includes witness to the Gospel

Oct 22, 2015

Every Christian has a role to play in evangelization, and the first step is to take the Word of God... Read more

Msgr. Vissanu leads an interreligious prayer service in Bangkok for the victims of the Erawan shrine bombing, Aug. 21, 2015.

Thai Catholics join in interreligious prayer service after Bangkok bomb

Aug 25, 2015

Catholics in Bangkok gathered together with their fellow countrymen last Friday to pray for peace in the wake of the... Read more

Pope Francis prays with journalists on the papal flight en route to South Korea on Aug. 14, 2014.

Pope Francis assures his prayers, solidarity after deadly Bangkok attacks

Aug 19, 2015

By Elise Harris

After two bombings this week in the Thai capital of Bangkok left several dead, injured and fearful of other attacks,... Read more

Bishop Silvio Siripong Charatsri celebrating Mass at Sacred Heart Seminary, Sriracha in Chantaburi Diocese in Thailand on June 13, 2015.

In Thailand, Catholic seminary marks eight vibrant decades

Jun 17, 2015

The Sacred Heart of Jesus Minor Seminary in Thailand’s Chantaburi diocese has spent 80 years forming young men to be... Read more

Vietnamese Youth Leaders annual lenten retreat in Thailand Mar 17-18, 2015.

Young Vietnamese migrant workers find strength in Lenten practices

Mar 24, 2015

Young Vietnamese Catholics living in Thailand came together for a Lenten retreat focused on spiritual nourishment for the challenges of... Read more

Cardinal Francis Xavier Kriengsak Kovithavanij of Bangkok speaks with CNA Feb. 20, 2015.

For Thailand's new cardinal, secularism is the face of the devil

Feb 23, 2015

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The main challenge facing the Church today is secularism, according to Cardinal Francis Xavier Kriengsak Kovithavanij of Bangkok, who boldly... Read more

Thai Catholic bishops declaring Holy Year of prayer.

Thai bishops declare Holy Year of prayer for a New Pentecost

Dec 27, 2014

The Thai Catholic bishops have declared a “Holy Year” aimed at restoring the fervor of a New Evangelization and commemorating... Read more

Sr.Franciose Jiranonda (seated center) with participants of the anti-violence against women seminar in Bangkok, Nov. 22, 2014.

How the Church in Thailand fights trafficking, violence against women

Nov 28, 2014

The Church in Thailand observed the Nov. 25 celebration of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in the World Cup Staduim of Daejeon during his Mass for the feast of the Assupmtion on Aug. 15, 2014.

Taiwan pilgrims: Pope not just for Catholics, but for the world

Aug 17, 2014

By Elise Harris

A group of pilgrims who traveled from Taiwan to participate in events surrounding Pope Francis’ visit have expressed their joy... Read more

Participants in the bishops' seminar on evangelization, held in Bangkok, July 14-18, 2014.

Thai bishops' seminar focuses on evangelization

Jul 28, 2014

At a recent conference held in Bangkok, Thai bishops gathered with the faithful to share and reflect on ways to... Read more