Saturday, May 19, 2018

Vatican to exhibit Buddhist manuscript from Thailand

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Culture Minister Vira Rojpojchanarat presented the Buddhist sacred book to Pope Francis at the Vatican on May 16. Photo courtesy of Culture Ministry
Culture Minister Vira Rojpojchanarat presented the Buddhist sacred book to Pope Francis at the Vatican on May 16. The manuscript will be displayed at a world manuscripts exhibition at the Vatican Museum.Vira led a group of monks from Wat Phra Chetuphon Vimolmangklararm or Wat Pho, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Thailand and Wat Pho’s lay minister Thapana Sirivadhanabhakdi, Thai Beverage Ltd Co’s CEO to the Vatican to strengthen the relationship between Buddhists and Catholic Christians. “I offer you a warm welcome and I thank you for the precious gift of your Sacred Book translated into today’s language by the monks of Wat Pho Temple,” Pope Francis told the group. [More]