Ordination of new priest in Thailand

Don Matthews from Auckland recently attended the ordination of Fr Hilario op.  The ordination was in Laikaw which is about 12 hours by bus from Yangon.  From Yangon he travelled to Laikaw with local people who were also attending the ordination.  He stayed one night with the Friars in Yangon and one night in transit.  In Laikaw he stayed in the Diocesan accommodation in a private room with a shower and ate with the Clergy.   It was reported that 10,000 people attended the ordination which was a very memorable occasion. Photos:

The featured image shows Fr Hilario walking with his parents on the way to be ordained.

Below left:  Large crowds of people attended the ordination.
Below right:  Don Matthews with two Bishops who attended the ordination.