» 03/30/2004, 00.00
Martyred Priest revered by Christians and non-Christians alike
Protestant clergyman sentenced to three years in prison
New Ordinance on Religions does not provide freedom, says the Archbishop of Huê
Archbishop Nguyên Nhu Thê says: "we still remain within a framework of asking for permission." "Pray for our Church," he adds. "The government wants to control religious sentiment," expelled missioner says.
Violence against Christians in Vientiane and Luang Phrabang
Hanoi frees prisoners of conscience on the anniversary of reunification
A young Mennonite woman and a Catholic priest are among those released. But for Amnesty International Vietnam is still far from guaranteeing freedom of religion and of expression. Nothing is known of Rev Pham Ngoc Lien who was also scheduled to be released.
Hindu fundamentalists attack Christian meeting in Rajasthan
The fundamentalists are coming up with new ways to stop Christians from meeting, says the Bishop of Ajmer-Jaipur. Muslims say they are Fascists backed by the government. Hindu groups say 2004 was a successful year in (forcibly) 'reconverting' people to Hinduism.
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