Assumption Cathedral in Bangkok is the principal Roman Catholic church in Thailand and the main church of the Archdiocese of Bangkok. In 1984 it was visited by Pope John Paul the second during his Thailand tour. The existing structure was built between 1910 – 1918 and consecrated the following year. A French architect designed the plan and the materials used included Italian marble and French stained glass along with locally sourced materials. The structure was renovated after world war two due to damage from bombing during the war.