Bangkok – The Catholic version of the holy book in Thai, will be presented in a single volume, 16,000 copies of the first edition will be printed in South Korea.

The go-ahead arrived on June 30, when at the headquarters of the Thai Episcopal Conference in Bangkok, Msgr Arpondratana Francis Xavier Vira, head of the Biblical Commission and Sr Phanni Phuruanghong, secretary of the Commission, signed an agreement with representatives of the Thailand Bible Society.

The signing of this agreement is a landmark event in the history of the local Church and indicates that the translation of the entire Bible in Thai language has finally been completed.

The first 16,000 copies of the Bible will be available in Thailand in early November.

The entire Bible had previously been translated and published by the Protestants.  – asianews