» 09/25/2007, 00.00
VIETNAM - VATICAN
Card Van Thuan, from prison towards the altar
The news of the opening of the process for the canonisation was received with great joy. For 13 years in prison, he celebrated the mass with three drops of wine. An exemplary witness of the faith for his people and the entire Catholic world.
Time to cancel poor countries' debt, says Vatican
Cardinal Martino calls for debt relief in London where, on the Pope's behalf, he bought the first bond issued by the International Financing Facility for Immunisation.
Beatification of Card. Van Thuan, a possible miracle in Denver
A Vietnamese seminarian born in the U.S., in a coma for 32 days and twice declared dead by doctors, believes he owes his life to the intercession of the late Cardinal. Francois-Xavier Nguyen Van Thuan. The necessary documents were requested by the postulation in Rome.
22/10/2010 VIETNAM - VATICAN
Cause for the beatification of Card. Francis Xavier Nguyen Van Thuan opens
The ceremony held at the Vicariate of Rome. The cardinal spent 13 years in prison, becoming a witness of faith, hope and holiness to Catholics and non Catholics. The prayer of a non-Christian, a former fellow prisoner.
Club dedicated to Card Van Thuan, a messenger of hope, founded in Hanoi
The new group is set up to promote the Vietnamese cardinal's works and message of hope. He is expected to be beatified soon. Held in the capital in the presence of Redemptorist Fathers, the first meeting focused on the "challenges" young people face to become "human". Nothing is known about the authorities' attitudes towards the club. In the past, the government and the party tried to obscure the memory of the cardinal, a hero of the faith.
Cardinal Nguyen Van Thuan, a good citizen and a noble pastor
The late cardinal remembered 10 years after his death. . "Although imprisoned for 13 years by the communist government he never blamed anyone, he hated no one and had no vindictive feelings towards 'our brothers.'"
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