Traditional Dancers Perform for Pope Francis in Bangkok

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Published on 21 Nov 2019, 22:12
Pope Francis watched traditional dancers perform after he held a public Mass, Thursday, November 21, in Bangkok, Thailand.
READ MORE: Pope Francis arrived in Bangkok Wednesday to begin a tour of Thailand and Japan, beginning a mission to boost the morale of those countries' tiny minority Catholic communities and speak about issues of concern, including human trafficking and peacemaking.

He is expected to highlight his admiration in Thailand for the community's missionary ancestors who brought the faith to this Buddhist nation centuries ago and endured bouts of persecution as recently as the 1940s.

Francis was greeted by Surayud Chulanont, former prime minister and head of King Maha Vajiralongkorn's Privy Council.