The Assumption Cathedral is a renaissance style building found along the Chao Phraya River in Downton Bangkok. The Cathedral is home to the Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Bangkok. The history of the church at the location dates back to the Early 1800's when the Catholic Church decided to erect and church to support the missionary work ongoing in Thailand. In 1909 there was a decision to replace the original Thai Style church which was completed in 1919. The Cathedral was designed by a French Architect who used imported Italian marble and Stained glass from made by artisans in France. The Cathedral was badly damaged during World War II.
On May 10, 1984 Pope John Paul visited the Cathedral, which is a commemorated with the Pope's Statue proudly displayed in the front of the Cathedral.
There are three schools associated with the Cathedral that include an Elementary School, a College and a Convent.
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