Pope Arrives in Thailand
Pope Francis is visiting Thailand to support the country's small Roman Catholic community. His three-day stay will be followed by a similar visit to Japan.
The pope plans to discuss human trafficking, peacemaking and other subjects.
Francis is expected to express love and respect for Thailand's Catholics. Their ancestors brought the religion to the widely Buddhist nation.
The pope was greeted when he arrived Wednesday morning by Thai official Surayud Chulanont. Surayud heads King Maha Vajiralongkorn's Privy Council and is a former prime minister.
The pope also visited with a small group of children in traditional Thai clothing. And he received a military welcome.
While he is in the area, Francis plans to meet with Thai officials, all the Catholic bishops of Asia and the leader of Buddhism in Thailand.
Francis has made the fight against human trafficking a major aim of his leadership. He is expected to raise this issue in Thailand, which is a key place along the path of human trafficking, forced labor and the sex trade.
Francis is marking the 350th anniversary of the creation of official Catholic offices in Thailand, known then as Siam.
He is to lead a religious service at the National Stadium. Tens of thousands of Thai Catholics are expected to attend.
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1.human trafficking 人口贩卖
They also engaged in human trafficking and organized prostitution.
2.prime minister 首相
He met with the Prime Minister of Japan for an hour and a half.
3.meet with 与...会面
I've been invited to meet with the American Ambassador.
4.sex trade 性交易
Some may be traffickers who sell these girls into the sex trade.
5.The pope also visited with a small group of children in traditional Thai clothing.
a small group of 一小群的
A small group of students meets regularly to learn Japanese.
A small group of youths stayed behind to heckle and shout abuse.
6.Tens of thousands of Thai Catholics are expected to attend.
Tens of thousands of 数万的
Tens of thousands of people have been rehearsing for the opening ceremony in the workers 'stadium.
They somehow contrived to lose tens of thousands of applications.
教皇方济各正在泰国进行访问，以支持这个国家为数不多的罗马天主教社区 。他将在三天的行程结束后前往日本进行访问 。
教皇方济各有望表达对泰国天主教徒的爱护和尊重 。他们的祖先将这种宗教传播到了这个佛教盛行的国家 。
教皇周三早上抵达时受到泰国官员苏拉育·朱拉诺特的接待 。苏拉育是国王玛哈·哇集拉隆功枢密院的领袖，也是前总理 。
教皇还访问了一小群穿着传统泰国服装的儿童 。他受到了军方的欢迎 。
教皇把打击人口贩运作为其领导的一个主要目标 。预计他将在泰国提出这个问题 。泰国是人口贩运、强迫劳动和性交易的关键地区 。
他将在国家体育场主持宗教仪式 。预计将有数万名泰国天主教徒参加 。