Pope Francis to Wear Thai Silk Robes with ‘Kanok’ Patterns (Photos)

07.11.2019 - 02:39

BANGKOK — Pope Francis will don liturgical robes made of Thai silk during his visit to the country in two weeks. Twelve tailors are working 10 hours a day to create over 200 vestments to be worn by Pope Francis and accompanying bishops. The robes are made of Thai silk and produced by the famed silk purveyor Jim Thompson, according to a statement released Tuesday by Thai Catholic officials.

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