The Resettlement of Vietnamese and Montagnard Refugees Residing in Thailand


In this photo taken on November 13, 2019, a Vietnamese Catholic refugee family sit inside their home in the outskirts of Bangkok. – A handful of Vietnamese Catholic refugees are selected to attend the mass by Pope Francis, who arrives in Thailand on November 20, carrying a message of peace and religious tolerance. The four-day jaunt is Pope’s first trip to Thailand, where about 1,000 Vietnamese Catholics and ethnic minorities have settled, many fearing religious persecution back home in communist Vietnam. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP) / TO GO WITH STORY Pope-Thailand-Vietnam-refugee-religion, FOCUS by Joe FREEMAN (Photo by LILLIAN SUWANRUMPHA/AFP via Getty Images)

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