Father Joseph Maier, the priest of Klong Toey slum, is a familiar figure in Bangkok and beyond. Since 1967, Father Joe has lived among the poorest of the poor in Thailand and Laos, and since 1972 he has served as the Parish Priest to the Catholic community in the slaughterhouse neighborhood in Klong Toey, Bangkok, which is how he became known as “The Slaughterhouse Priest.” Father Joe will talk about his 40 years in Klong Toey and the adults and children behind the stories in his new book, “The Open Gate of Mercy” at the Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand in Bangkok. The event takes place on Thursday 4th October from 8 p.m. The cost is free for members of the FCCT and 300 Baht for non-members.
Location: Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand | Penthouse, Maneeya Center | 518/5 Ploenchit Road, Patumwan | Bangkok | 10330 | Thailand