[ti:Pope Arrives in Thailand] [by:www.ljhzhm.tw] [00:00.00]更多聽力請訪問51VOA.COM [00:00.04]Pope Francis is visiting Thailand to support the country's small Roman Catholic community. [00:07.54]His three-day stay will be followed by a similar visit to Japan. [00:14.08]The pope plans to discuss human trafficking, peacemaking and other subjects. [00:21.20]Francis is expected to express love and respect for Thailand's Catholics. [00:29.40]Their ancestors brought the religion to the widely Buddhist nation. [00:35.76]The pope was greeted when he arrived Wednesday morning by Thai official Surayud Chulanont. [00:43.26]Surayud heads King Maha Vajiralongkorn's Privy Council and is a former prime minister. [00:52.56]The pope also visited with a small group of children in traditional Thai clothing. [01:00.04]And he received a military welcome. [01:04.28]While he is in the area, Francis plans to meet with Thai officials, [01:10.53]all the Catholic bishops of Asia and the leader of Buddhism in Thailand. [01:17.10]Francis has made the fight against human trafficking a major aim of his leadership. [01:24.36]He is expected to raise this issue in Thailand, [01:28.08]which is a key place along the path of human trafficking, forced labor and the sex trade. [01:36.80]Francis is marking the 350th anniversary [01:40.84]of the creation of official Catholic offices in Thailand, known then as Siam. [01:48.75]He is to lead a religious service at the National Stadium. [01:53.67]Tens of thousands of Thai Catholics are expected to attend. [01:59.66]I'm Caty Weaver. 更多聽力請訪問51VOA.COM 2019六合图库