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Thai Bishops mourns over death of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

Bishop Joseph Chusak Sirisut, The President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Thailand

The Catholic Bishops' Conference of Thailand (CBCT) mourned the death of Pope Benedict XVI in a statement published on January 1.

The Thai Bishops invited all Christians to pray for the late Pope Benedict XVI from January 2 – 5.  

The statement said that the funeral Mass of Pope Benedict XVI would be at 9:30 AM Vatican Time (3:30 PM Bangkok Time) on January 5 and encouraged the Christians to participate in the late Pope's funeral mass via live online broadcasts.

The President of CBCT, Bishop Joseph Chusak Sirisut, announced that Mass dedicated to the late Pope Benedict XVI to be celebrated at each dioceses' cathedral on January 6 (each diocese has specific time).

The statement read that CBCT and Vatican Embassy will celebrate the Mass dedicated to the late Pope Benedict XVI at the Assumption Cathedral on January 7 at 5 PM.

The Thai Bishops requested all the dioceses in Thailand to arrange for the signing of the mourning, and they will submit the number of signatures to the Vatican Embassy.

The CBCT President thanked God for His generosity to the Church by giving the late Pope Benedict, who worked with humility and faithfulness in the Lord's vineyard during his time as the Supreme Leader of the Church.


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