Sunday, March 25, 2018

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Inside cathedral--Chanthaburi








In 1709, religious persecution in Vietnam chased a hundred Catholics to Chanthaburi, Thailand, and there are now over 8,000 people in the province who identify as Vietnamese. Almost none can speak the language, however, and many are also of mixed blood. Roman Catholicism is the primary glue that holds this community together, and their present church, built 109 years ago, is the largest in all of Thailand.



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