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Greater involvement of the Vietnamese Church in helping the needy
At Easter all available money was used to help the elderly, the sick and needy children. Activities took place in Ho Chi Minh City's Notre Dame Cathedral.
Easter solidarity in a Vietnam where poverty and marginalisation are at home
The Easter solemnity is celebrated in churches and centres of missionary action among AIDS patients, drug addicts and old people left alone. Government papers praise Easter.
Home in Saigon to save the innocent
Catholic organisation helps young women avoid abortions. Now it wants to help HIV-positive patients but lacks money and permits.
Vietnamese Church prepares 650 catechumens for baptism
Newcomers to the fold will be baptised on Easter Sunday after completing a journey of faith during Lent. They were introduced to the community in the dioceses of Hanoi and Saigon before thousands of faithful.
Through prayer and solidarity, Catholics celebrate Holy Week in Ho Chi Minh City
During Lent, parishes promoted moments of meeting and communion to strengthen the faith. For the archbishop of Saigon, Lent is the ideal time "to renew religious life and consolidate our faith and community ties". Fundraisers bring in money for the sick and needy.
23/01/2007 VIETNAM – VATICAN
Diplomatic relations should not face obstacles anymore, says Card Pham Minh Man
Speaking to AsiaNews, the archbishop of Ho Chi Minh City talks about his meeting with Vietnam’s president and their discussion about religious freedom and the Church’s role in the country’s development, especially in the areas of education and health care.
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