» 09/09/2009, 00.00
About 20,000 people take part in consecration of new Phat Diem bishop
Mgr Joseph Nguyen Nang goes back to his native diocese, which he fled in 1954 when the country was divided. For the past two years Phat Diem had no bishop. The new prelate chooses “Commune and Serve” as his motto.
Renewal and evangelisation during Easter at Phat Diem
Thousands of believers took part in prayer services promoted by the diocese. Several meetings were organised for catechumens and newcomers. Fr Khue warned, "We are becoming indifferent to the pain of others. We have to share Christ’ love."
After 30 years Caritas is reborn in Vietnam
The government approves bishops’ request to use the name for their “charitable and social activities.” This will allow for a more unified approach at a national, diocesan and parish levels. However Caritas Internationalis does not get the go ahead.
Catholic seminarians work for the first time in state-run leprosarium
The young men provided summer pastoral services in the Van Mon facility; patients and medical staff are grateful for the assistance offered by the future priests.
Vietnamese journalist jailed for exposing regime scandal
Four defendants stood before the court for exposing the PMU 18 bribery affair. Those who defended themselves got harsher sentences.
Bac Ninh: Mgr Quang Tuyen, who revived local church, dies
The bishop had committed himself to drawing the local Church's attention to the education of youth and priests. Thanks to him, the diocese has revived after Communist persecution.
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