Pope Francis and Thailands Prime Minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, met at the Vatican. During their meeting they talked about the relationship between the Asian state and the Church, stressing that working together has proved extremely successful when it comes to the countrys education and social assistance programs.
The Thai Prime Minister gave the Pope a set of fine-jewelled candle holders. Pope Francis gave her a pen that resembles the design of St. Peter's altar columns.
As they said farewell, the Pope said a few words in English, asking the prime minister for a favor.
"Please, pray for me. God to bless you.”
After the meeting, the Thai delegation met with the Vatican's Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone.