Papal Thailand and Japan Visit News

  • Share joy, not rules, Pope tells Thai clergy, religious

    Nov 29, 2019

    In a large, predominantly Catholic village outside Bangkok, tens of thousands of people lined the roads and filled the grounds of a church complex to greet Pope Francis.

  • So close to ‘Khun Pa’

    Nov 29, 2019

    Tens of thousand Catholics — ethnic Chinese worshippers from the capital, Catholics from the provinces, colourfully attired faithful from remote hilltribe villages in the mountainous north — flocked to the open-air public Mass presided over by Pope Francis Nov 21.

  • Pope Francis recalls his visit to Thailand and Japan

    Nov 28, 2019

    Pope Francis’ catechesis during Wednesday’s General Audience is devoted to his Apostolic Journey to Thailand and Japan.

  • Sister Eudoxie, from the DRC to Thailand, to proclaim that God is mercy (Part I)

    Nov 28, 2019

    Born into a family of Muslim origin, the nun was baptised as an adult. Now she is the deputy delegate of the Missionaries of Mary in Thailand. During her childhood, she attended the Xaverian mission in Kasongo, where she discovered faith and mission. For her, Jesus is already “present in the history of every people.”

  • Change sought in Japan's refugee policy after papal call

    Nov 28, 2019

    Japan follows a strict policy that fails to guarantee dignity and rights for migrants and refugees, Catholic groups say.

  • Pope thanks the Virgin Mary after Thailand, Japan visit

    Nov 27, 2019

    Before heading to the Vatican after landing in Rome at the end of his 31st Apostolic Journey abroad, Pope Francis prayed at St. Mary Major Basilica.

  • Pope arrives in Rome after Apostolic Journey

    Nov 27, 2019

    Pope Francis has arrived in Rome at the conclusion of his 32nd Apostolic Journey abroad that took him to Thailand and Japan. During the flight from Tokyo to Rome, he sent messages to the Heads of those States flown over along the route, praying for the peace and prosperity of their respective nations.

  • On papal flight, Pope Francis talks Vatican financial scandal

    Nov 27, 2019

    Although investigators are looking into a controversial Vatican investment in a luxury London property development, whether the deal was corrupt is still an open question, Pope Francis said Tuesday.

  • Papal press conference ponders peace

    Nov 27, 2019

    Pope Francis reemphasized opposition to nuclear weapons, the global arms trade, and capital punishment on the plane ride back to Rome following his apostolic visit to Japan and Thailand.

  • On holy ground: Pope honors martyrs, missioners, bombing victims in Asia

    Nov 27, 2019

    At the end of his trip to Thailand and Japan, Pope Francis said he found truth in the saying, "Lux ex oriente, ex occidente luxus," or, as he roughly translated it, "the light comes from the East, and luxury, consumerism from the West."