Thai seamstresses work on religious vestments at the Praharuthai Convent in Bangkok ahead of the visit of Pope Francis and his entourage to Thailand. Photo: AFP/Romeo Gacad

Proud nuns sew 200 silk robes for Pope Francis’ visit to Thailand, tailored in brilliant golds, reds and yellows

  • The head of the Catholic Church is visiting Thailand for four days, and a Bangkok convent is outfitting the whole papal entourage
  • It will be the first visit by a pope to the country in nearly 40 years, and offers a chance for the sisters to show off their intricate embroidery skills
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Thai seamstresses work on religious vestments at the Praharuthai Convent in Bangkok ahead of the visit of Pope Francis and his entourage to Thailand. Photo: AFP/Romeo Gacad
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