09-02-17: Thai King chooses new Supreme Patriarch

By Anya Palm

Since the passing of the former Supreme Patriarch in 2013 the highest office in Thai Buddhism has been vacant.

After having been presented with five nominees for the title King Maha Vajiralongkorn has decided to name Somdet Phra Maha Munivong as new leader of Thai Buddhism. He will be sworn in on this coming Sunday.