Pope receives Thai Prime Minister in Vatican

The cordial ties between Thailand and the Holy See, and mutual understanding and co-operation between the Church and the State, especially in education and social welfare, were discussed.

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Sep 13 2013, 5:27 PM
Pope receives Thai Prime Minister in Vatican
Pope Francis and Thailand Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra (Left).

Pope Francis and Thailand Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra have stressed on the importance of intercultural and interreligious dialogue during their talks in Vatican recently.

The cordial ties between Thailand and the Holy See, and mutual understanding and co-operation between the Church and the State, especially in education and social welfare, were discussed during the meeting.

A Vatican statement described Ms. Shinawatra’s audience with the Pope and her meeting between with Secretary of State, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, and Secretary for Relations with States, Archbishop Dominique Mamberti, as friendly.

“Talks focused on various matters of current international interest and the political situation in Asia, focusing in particular on the importance of intercultural and interreligious dialogue for the promotion of human rights, peace and justice throughout the region,” the Vatican statement said.

Source: AsiaNews

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