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Bangkok archbishop becomes moderator of the bishops friends of the Focolari
Mgr Kovithavanij replaces Card Vlk, archbishop emeritus of Prague. Choosing a bishop from the East is a sign of the attention the Focolari movement have for "emerging continents".
A church dedicated to Chiara Luce Badano, "inspiration" for Indian students
The decision of Msgr. Chirayath Anthony, bishop of the Syro-Malabar diocese of Sagar. The example of the young blessed who worked tirelessly for the poor despite her painful disease. He parents meet a group of young Focolare and the association "Jesusfriends4u" in Mumbai, for the presentation of an award named after their daughter.
In Bangkok Christians and Buddhists remember Chiara Lubich
The memory of Chiara Lubich, who passed away on 14 March, lives on among people. Even in Thailand Christians and Buddhists remember her with joy, inspired by her faith and works.
Catholics remember the Blessed Fr Kitbamrung, priest and martyr of the Thai Church
He died in 1944 at a time when Christians were persecuted because their religions was perceived as foreign during colonial times. Arrested on charges of fomenting unrest, he was sentenced to 15 years in prison. He died of tuberculosis in jail. In prison, he led at least 66 people to baptism.
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Thai Catholics thank God for the saints and for the king he gave them
Capuchin Brother Anuchitt Somboonpermpoon remembers the visits to Thailand of Saint John Paul II and Saint Teresa of Calcutta. Thais are “fortunate” to have their own Blessed and King Bhumibol, “who sacrificed himself” for his people.
Thai Church prays for John Paul II, calls for peace in the country
Card Michai Kitbunchu leads Divine Mercy service, stressing the love Catholics have for the newly Blessed. May he “bless our families” and preserve peace for Thailand.
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