» 01/10/2011, 00.00
VIETNAM - VATICAN
J. B. Vu
500 thousand attend closure of Vietnamese Church Jubilee Year
At the shrine of La Vang 42 bishops and 1,200 priests. Card. Dias blesses a new statue of the Our Lady and the foundation stone of the shrine restoration. The prefect of Propaganda Fide compares the relationship between Church and State in Vietnam to those between father and mother in a family. The meeting with Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and hopes for an improvement in relations between the Holy See and Hanoi.
29/12/2010 VIETNAM - VATICAN
Catholics criticise presence of Vietnamese President at conclusion of Jubilee Year
Nguyen Minh Triet is known for his pro-abortion positions and responsible for violations of religious freedom. In the past, no civil authority has ever spoken in religious ceremonies. "Why can the atheist Triet give a 'sermon' in a mass?". Manipulated the words of the pope to demand the submission of the bishops to the regime.
Father Phan Van Tuyen example for Vietnamese priests of today
Unjustly accused in 1947 of helping the French troops, he was killed by the communist Viet Minh. In the context of contemporary society, the priests must keep their eyes open and pray. And never serve "two masters".
16/08/2010 VIETNAM - VATICAN
Over 55,000 Vietnamese at feast of Our Lady of La Vang, waiting for the Pope
Also present were some bishops and 120 priests from various dioceses in Vietnam. At the conclusion of the Jubilee, January 6 next year, millions of pilgrims are expected from the country and abroad.
Vietnamese bishops' assembly focus on Year of Faith and the Second Vatican Council
The meeting is held for the first time in Than Hoa diocese, which celebrates 80 years since its founding. The representative of the Holy See is present at the meeting. Bishops are set to discuss the upcoming meeting of Asian bishops in Saigon, the creation of a theology institute and La Vang pilgrimage shrine.
Church ends Jubilee wanting to "be more involved" in the life of Vietnam
Over 500 thousand faithful at the closing ceremony at the Shrine of La Vang. Throughout history, Catholics have made a significant contribution in bringing values to thecountry's culture such as respect for life and human dignity. Now they want to continue to work together in dialogue and mutual respect.
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