Bishop Tells Filipinos To Follow Example Of Thai King


A bishop in the Philippines told Filipino Catholics to follow the example of the late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej who cared for others when he was alive.

“He was really for the people, with the people. This is his example we can imitate to think and to work first for the people,” said Bishop Ruperto Santos of Balanga.

The prelate said the Thai leader, the world’s longest reigning monarch who died on Oct. 13, was well loved by the people of Thailand because they could identify with him.

Bishop Santos, who heads the commission on migrants of the bishops’ conference, said Filipino migrant workers in Thailand have benefited from the goodness of the king.

Philippine government data shows that some 16,000 Filipinos work in Thailand.

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