» 04/26/2010, 00.00
J.B. An Dang
Concern in some Catholic circles, over appointment of Hanoi coadjutor
Despite repeated statements by Archbishop Kiet, the choice of Mgr. Van Nhon is seen as the result of an agreement between the government and the Vatican, aimed at replacing Mgr. Kiet in exchange for diplomatic relations and a visit by Pope
23/04/2010 VIETNAM - VATICAN
President of Bishops' Conference becomes Coadjutor to Archbishop of Hanoi
Bishop Peter Nguyen Van Nhon of Da Lat, 72, is coadjutor to Msgr. Joseph Ngo Quang Kiet, 58. Many suspect that the Holy See has bowed to pressure from the government which wants to remove the archbishop of Hanoi, "instigator of riots." In return there would be diplomatic relations, and Benedict XVI's visit to Vietnam. But the same Bishop. Kiet says: The Holy See has always supported me. The reasons are my health.
Hanoi authorities convinced they achieved the removal of Mgr. Kiet
Deputy minister of information’s comments reveal this belief. He has instructed the state media to not cover the eventual removal of the archbishop, "as if it were an internal affair of Catholics." His statements have raised fears of those who see the appointment of a coadjutor in Hanoi as an agreement between the Holy See and the authorities.
08/05/2010 VIETNAM - VATICAN
New coadjutor bishop of Hanoi installed amid some protests
Thousands attended the mass, several hundred protested outside, fearing that Mgr. Kiet will be removed, in compliance with the harsh demands of the government. The vice-president of the Episcopal conference stresses unity and common love for the Church.
Children's newspaper joins campaign against Catholics of Hanoi
In the periodical, intended for elementary school children, "a student" says he lost his faith because of the behavior of the archbishop. Superior of Redemptorists ordered to appear in court.
09/06/2008 VIETNAM – VATICAN
Holy See delegation in Hanoi
Led by Mgr Pietro Parolin the group will remain in the country till 15 June. During talks with Vietnam’s political leaders, diplomatic relations with the Holy See will be on the table, so will be the issue of property seized from the Church which local groups want back.
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