LOOK: Pope Francis arrival in Bangkok

Pope Francis arrived in Bangkok on Wednesday, November 20 around 12:30 PM at the Military Air Terminal 2 in Don Muang Airport.

The Pope was welcomed by Privy Council President Gen. Surayud Chulanont, Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak, Catholic Church leaders and members, and other high-ranking Thai officials.

Here are some photos taken during the Pope’s arrival at Don Muang Airport. 

Representing King Rama X, the Privy Council President Gen. Surayud Chulanont welcomes Pope Francis.
Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak and other Thai government officials welcome the Pope at Don Mueang Airport.

Pope Francis’ second cousin, Sister Ana Rosa Sivori, who has been a missionary in Thailand since the 1960s was also present and the first one to welcome the Pope as he deplaned.

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Photos: Ministry of Foreign Affairs