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Thailand's first Benedictine monastery opens in Chiang Mai
For the 'Land of Smiles,' this is first male monastery. All the resident monks are from Vietnam, who left their country because their own government is limiting growth of local monasteries, already bursting at the seams because of the growth of vocations.
For Chiang Mai bishop, young people are the key to evangelisation in Thailand
The country’s northernmost diocese is very promising in terms of conversions, especially among tribals seeking a better life. Housed in several Church-run facilities, thousands of young people are helped in their studies. Evangelisation includes fighting the scourge of drugs and consumerism.
21/10/2006 THAILAND - AMC
Asian Mission Congress: transforming Asian cultures with daily faith
The third day of the Congress focused on the impact of faith on culture, economy and social problems. But attention was taken up by tonight, for the celebration of "diversity of cultures" with songs and dances from each nation.
17/10/2006 THAILAND AMC
Thailand to host Asian Mission Congress
Catholics and Buddhists welcome about 1,000 "Vatican" delegates ". Cardinal Sepe will meet the king. No sign of any Chinese delegation so far. Middle Eastern Churches are also absent.
20/10/2006 THAILAND AMC
Asian Mission Congress: Leaving ghettos, Christians in dialogue with other religions
The second day of the congress has been dedicated to testimonies and dialogue with Asian religions. Models upheld were: John Paul II Francis Xavier, John of Montecorvino, Matthew Ricci, and Robert de Nobili. Some converts shared their testimony.
18/10/2006 THAILAND AMC
Mission Congress in Chiang Mai: the small flock bears witness that "Jesus is Asian"
Faced with persecution and obstacles, the Church does not seek confrontation; instead, it experiences the enthusiasm that comes from bearing witness. Pope sends gifts to Asian Mission Congress.
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