Michael Michai Cardinal Kitbunchu Michael Michai Cardinal Kitbunchu
Archbishop of Bangkok, Thailand
Cardinal Priest of S Lorenzo in Panisperna
Jan 25, 1929
Feb 02, 1983
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German Jan 22, 2009
Bangkok: Kardinal Kitbunchu wird 80
English Feb 04, 2008
Kitbunchu, 25 years as cardinal defending human dignity
The first cardinal of the Catholic Church in Thailand, Cardinal Michael Michai Kitbunchu celebrates a Mass in honour of his 25 years as a cardinal. He was appointed by John Paul II on February 2nd, 1983. Benedict XVI has sent him his most heartfelt best wishes.
Italian Dec 10, 2007
Incontro interreligioso in Thailandia in onore del re
In Thailandia, una delegazione di 800 preti, suore e laici ha partecipato ad una cerimonia interreligiosa in onore del re della Thailnadia, Bhumibol Adulyadej, che ha festeggiato 80 anni.
Italian Jul 03, 2006
Thailandia, messa di ringraziamento per il primo anniversario del Papa
Nel Paese si usa celebrare il pontificato la domenica precedente la Festa dei SS. Pietro e Paolo. A Bangkok il Nunzio ricorda la missione del Papa, costruire una società basata sull’amore, mentre il cardinale Kitbunchu invita i fedeli alla carità ed al perdono, "primi bisogni della nostra società".
English May 17, 2006
Thai religious leaders call for unity in time of political chaos
Leaders of five religions have called for unity in a nation divided between opponents and supporters of Thailand's prime minister.
Italian Mar 22, 2006
Invito alla calma
Tensioni e proteste nella campagna elettorale, in vista del voto del 2 aprile; la Chiesa invita alla calma
English Jun 17, 2005
The first and only Thai prelate ever to receive the red hat
Our sixty-first red-hat we feature, in alphabetical order is Cardinal Michael Michai Kitbunchu, the Archbishop of Bangkok for over a quarter of a century. He was elevated to the cardinalate by Pope John Paul II in the Consistory of February 2, 1983.
English Jun 13, 2005
Catholics mourn death of 'John Paul The Great'
Cardinal Michael Michai Kitbunchu has described Pope John Paul II as "John Paul the Great" for the "great amount of work" he did.
English May 06, 2005
Thai cardinal proud to have helped choose Pope
The head of Thailand's 300,000-strong Roman Catholic community has expressed his pride of being among the cardinals who helped choose the latest pope.
French Apr 24, 2005
Thaïlande : L'avortement des enfants anormaux.
L'avortement d'enfants anormaux est un crime et non pas une solution, déclare l'Eglise Catholique de Thaïlande, en réponse à une résolution récente de médecins qui demandaient l'extension des lois sur l'avortement, aux enfants anormaux.
English Apr 17, 2005
Papal Address to Thai Bishops On Occasion of Their "ad Limina" Visit
Here is the text of John Paul II´s address last Friday to Thai bishops on the occasion of their "ad limina" visit to Rome. Zenit Nov. 19, 2001.
Italian Apr 17, 2005
Michai Kitbunchu, primo cardinale dalla Thailandia
Il cardinale ha saputo animare l'arcidiocesi di Bangkok in campo vocazionale, come dimostra l'incremento dei seminaristi nei seminari arcidiocesani maggiore e minore. Dal 1973 al 1998 il cardinale ha ordinato 137 preti in tutta la Thailandia.
English Apr 17, 2005
Thai Cardinal refusing funeral mass for drug traffickers
Amid the Thai government's war on illegal drugs, the president of the country's Catholic Bishops' Conference says the Church will refuse funeral Masses to Catholics who produce or sell drugs.
English Apr 16, 2005
Michael Kitbunchu, 76, Archbishop of Bangkok
Michael Kitbunchu was born Jan. 25, 1929, in Samphran, in the then Apostolic Vicariate of Bangkok, Thailand.
English Apr 16, 2005
Aid should be targeted, says Bangkok Cardinal
First, long-terms storable food and cooking tools are needed; next come housing and schools. Meanwhile, missioners say that many children thought orphaned are finding their parents.
English Apr 16, 2005
On The Dialogue With Buddhists In Thailand
Chiara Lubich’s first meeting in Thailand was with Cardinal Michael Michai Kitbunchu, the Archbishop of Bangkok who, when informed about the programme of her visit, assured her of the Church’s blessing.
English Apr 15, 2005
Thai cardinal says thousands of victims are workers from Myanmar
Thousands of unidentified tsunami victims and missing persons in Thailand are undocumented workers from Myanmar, a Thai cardinal said.
French Apr 15, 2005
Le cardinal Michael Michai Kitbunchu viendra au conclave
Le premier cardinal thaïlandais, Michael Michai Kitbunchu, 76 ans, crée cardinal le 2 février 1983, sera un des dix cardinaux venant de l’Asie pour participer au conclave. Il décrit Jean-Paul II comme « un pape extraordinaire qui a accompli un travail monumental pendant ses 26 ans de papauté », « un grand pape que l’Eglise n’a jamais connu » a-t-il dit.
English Apr 14, 2005
Thailand’s Catholics mourn Pope
Several hundred Thai Catholics across the country have gathered in prayer to mourn the death of Pope John Paul II.
English Apr 14, 2005
Church Responds To Victims Affected By Tidal Waves
The Church in Thailand has appealed for assistance to help poor fishing communities and others affected by tidal waves that killed hundreds of people along southern coastline.
English Apr 14, 2005
Catholics told to gather in prayer every day
Thailand's 400 Catholic churches have been told to gather in prayer every day between 7-8pm to mourn the death of Pope John Paul II until the pontiff's funeral comes to an end.
English Apr 14, 2005
Message of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Thailand On the cataclysm due to earthquake On Sunday December 26, 2004
English Apr 14, 2005
Thailand and the Catholic Church
Several hundred Roman Catholics gathered for prayers at Assumption Cathedral here, presided over by Cardinal Meechai Kitbunchu, who remembered that after the December tsunamis the pope had sent his condolences and urged Catholic relief agencies to provide $5 million in aid.
French Apr 14, 2005
La formation spirituelle en tête du programme des écoles catholiques
"Malheureusement, a ajouté Mgr Michai Kitbunchu, les objectifs spirituels de nos écoles catholiques ont été peu à peu négligés. Pour certaines institutions de prestige, l'augmentation des recettes est devenue prioritaire. L'Eglise locale a consacré des sommes énormes à la construction de grandes et magnifiques écoles, qui impressionnent et qui attirent les candidats, et bien sûr, plus il y a de candidats, plus le prix des inscriptions augmente..."
English Apr 14, 2005
Focolare founder in Asia for dialgue with Buddhists
German Nov 18, 2004
Keine Beerdigung für Drogenhändler
Für Drogenhändler oder -produzenten soll es in Thailand keine kirchlichen Beerdigungen mehr geben.
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