Pope Francis calls for action to safeguard women, children

  • Pope Francis, left, walks with his cousin Ana Rosa Sivori, center, as Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha shows the way during a welcoming ceremony at the government house in Bangkok, Thailand, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. Pope Francis is on a four-day visit to Thailand. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

  • Pope Francis listens to national anthems during a welcoming ceremony at the government house in Bangkok, Thailand, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. Pope Francis is on a four-day visit to Thailand. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

BANGKOK — Pope Francis called for migrants to be welcomed and for women and children to be protected from exploitation, abuse and enslavement as he began a busy two days of activities in Thailand on Thursday.

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