BANGKOK — A number of main roads within the capital will likely be briefly closed to visitors throughout Pope Francis’ go to to Bangkok beginning Wednesday, officers stated.
The four-day journey will happen from Nov. 20 to 23, however the visitors will likely be most disrupted on Thursday and Friday, when Pope Francis is because of maintain an viewers with His Majesty the King, Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, the Buddhist Supreme Patriarch, and preside over two plenty with the general public.
Use the interactive maps under to seek out roads to keep away from and advised detours across the affected roads on Nov. 21 and 22.
Nov. 21: The Apostolic Nunciature – The Authorities Home – Wat Ratchabophit – St. Louis Hospital – Ampornstan Palace – Nationwide Stadium – The Apostolic Nunciature
Pope Francis will journey from the Apostolic Nunciature on Sathon Street to Authorities Home on Phitsanulok Street at 8am through Rama VI Street and the Expressway.
He’ll transfer on to Wat Ratchabophit on Atsadang Street to satisfy the Supreme Patriarch at 10am after which to St. Louis Hospital on South Sathon Street to satisfy hospital employees at 11am.
He’ll roll down the streets once more at four.30pm for a non-public viewers with King Rama X at Amphorn Sathan Palace on Ratchadamnoen Avenue through Sathon, Rama VI, the Expressway, Phitsanulok Roads.
Pope Francis will again on the metropolis heart at 5.20pm to preside an open-air Holy Mass on the Nationwide Stadium on Rama I Street.
Nov. 22: The Apostolic Nunciature – St. Peter’s Parish – Chulalongkorn College – Assumption Cathedral – The Apostolic Nunciature
Pope Francis will journey from the Apostolic Nunciature to St. Peter’s Parish in Sampran district, Nakhon Pathom at 9am after which return at midday.
He’ll depart the Apostolic Nunciature once more at 3pm to satisfy leaders of different Christian denominations at Chulalongkorn College after which preside over a Holy Mass at Assumption Cathedral on Charoen Krung Street at 5pm.
Crimson strains are routes to keep away from, whereas inexperienced strains are various routes advised.
Greater than 6,500 safety officers have been deployed for the papal go to. A safety drill was additionally performed on Saturday.
The police stated every highway will likely be blocked not than 10 minutes. The highway will likely be reopened as quickly because the motorcade handed.
For the faithfuls who should not capable of guide a seat for the Holy Lots, the go to will likely be broadcasted stay on tv as follows:
- NBT (Channel 2) eight.50am to 10am – Pope Francis’ speech to authorities officers and diplomats on the Authorities Home
- NBT (Channel 2) 6pm to 9pm – the Holy Mass on the Nationwide Stadium
- TNN (Channel 16) 9.30am to 12pm – the Holy Mass at St. Peter’s Parish in Sampran, Nakhon Pathom
- PPTV (Channel 36) 3pm to 5pm – the assembly with Christian leaders at Chulalongkorn College
- MCOT (Channel 30) 5pm to 7pm – the Holy Mass with the youth at Assumption Cathedral