Our Bangkok surprise

by Gerry de Souza

My wife and I are in our 60s and we visit Bangkok frequently. We always discover or experience something new during our visits.

Our point of reference has always been this website. During our last trip we decided to spend a little more time at Assumption Cathedral where we learnt of a Thai priest who was a martyr and whose body at death had not decayed. His body is in a glass case in the church.

He is Blessed Nicholas Bunkerd Kitbumrung. During World War II, he was accused of spying for the French and was imprisoned. He suffered terribly but still helped his fellow prisoners. He died in 1944 to be Thailand’s first martyred priest.

Our visits to Bangkok and Thailand will continue and we hope to discover more of Thailand on each of our visits. Thank you for the experience.

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