» 01/21/2005, 00.00
A ray of hope for diplomatic ties between the Holy See and Vietnam
State media say it is question of time. However, internal repression continues.
12/03/2007 VIETNAM - VATICAN
Vatican delegation visits the Montagnard in Kontum
The faithful of the diocese - in central Vietnam – warmly greeted the Holy See delegation: “An honour, we feel reborn”. Msgr. Parolin: we are proceeding in our discussions on religious freedom and diplomatic relations with the authorities. Card. Pham Minh Man notes remaining obstacles.
19/02/2009 VIETNAM - VATICAN
Talks between Vatican and Hanoi a "basis for further progress"
This is the view expressed by Monsignor Pietro Parolin. Full respect for religious freedom seems to remain the central issue for relations between the Holy See and the Vietnamese government. According to some analysts, the government is continuing the talks only in order to show the international community a facade of respect for human rights.
04/07/2005 VATICAN - VIETNAM
Hanoi confirms increased contacts with Vatican
18/02/2009 VIETNAM - VATICAN
Church's situation in Vietnam is the focal point of diplomatic relations
This is highlighted by statements today from the head of the Committee for Religious Affairs, who, in an interview, stresses that "no one must influence" the principle according to which the Church must "take the same road as the nation," and calls for "respect" for the country's laws and traditions.
Protestant clergyman sentenced to three years in prison
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