At the invitation of Most Venerable PHRA THEPWEERAPORN, Abbot of Wat Phra Chetupon, H. E. Bishop Miguel Ángel Ayuso Guixot, (Secretary) and Msgr. Indunil Janakaratne Kodithuwakku Kankanamalage (Undersecretary with responsibility for Buddhism) of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue (PCID) will visit Bangkok on 9th November to participate in the commemorative ceremony of the 230th Anniversary of the Royal Temple of Chetupon (Wat Pho). The delegation will be joined by H. E. Archbishop Paul Tschang In-nam, Apostolic Nuncio and Rev. Fr. Dario Pavisa, Secretaryof the Nunciature, Bangkok, as well as representatives of the local Catholic Church.
The first delegation of Buddhist monks from Thailand visited the Vatican on 5 June 1972 and had an audience with Pope Paul VI. One of the three monks of the delegation was Most Venerable Somdej PHRA WANARATANA, former abbot of Wat Phra Chetupon (Wat Pho).