Pope Francis has accepted an invitation to visit Thailand, the government said yesterday.
The invitation was extended to the Pope by Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra during her visit to the Vatican yesterday. It is unclear when the papal visit will take place.
In a meeting at the Apostolic Palace with Pope Francis _ the first visit to the Vatican by a Thai prime minister since Field Marshall Plaek Plaek Pibulsonggram in 1955 _ Ms Yingluck said bilateral ties with the Holy See date back to when Ayutthaya was the Thai capital more than 390 years ago.
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