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Year of Faith: card Kitbunchu calls on Catholics to open doors to Christ
Bangkok's archbishop emeritus presided over the celebrations in lieu of Mgr Kovidhavanit, who is in Rome for the synod. He urged participants to recite the Rosary and the Creed according to the intentions of the Thai Church. He mentioned the Blessed Fr Nicholas Boonkerd Kitbamrung, a true witness to the faith. The celebration was broadcast live via webcam on a Catholic website.
Bangkok, Feast of the youth, under the banner of joy
Since 1985 the National Youth Day has been celebrated in Thailand. In a message, the bishops urge young people to be missionaries to their peers and to those who have abandoned the faith. The educational project of a Buddhist Abbot.
On the feast day of the Assumption Thai Church celebrates new archbishop of Bangkok
More than 3,000 people, including Christian, Buddhist and Muslim religious leaders, take part in the installation ceremony of Mgr Kovithavanij. Continuing the legacy of his predecessor, the prelate thanks Cardinal Kitbunchu for years of education and close cooperation.
Youth as an "evangelizing force"
Cardinal Kitbunchu closed the Year of the Eucharist and inaugurated the Year of Evangelization. To youth present at the ceremony, his words were: "Faith may bring difficulties, but the true disciple helps Christ to carry the cross."
The Eucharist at the centre of Thai Church life
Year for Priests: in Bangkok a commitment to promote the Church in the world
Pastoral action and evangelisation are at the main course of an exchange meeting that brought together 300 priests for reflection. Cardinal Kitbunchu stresses the value of “charity” in pastoral action. The apostolic nuncio highlights the Gospel’s advice, and urges the clergymen to “give themselves to others”.
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