22 October, 2014 AsiaNews.it Twitter AsiaNews.it Facebook            

Help AsiaNews | About us | P.I.M.E. | | RssNewsletter | Mobile





mediazioni e arbitrati, risoluzione alternativa delle controversie e servizi di mediazione e arbitrato
e-mail this to a friend printable version


» 03/06/2012
VIETNAM
Hanoi against Saigon Redemptorists as more land seized
by J. B. An Dang
Authorities demolish kindergarten perhaps to sell the land for money. Religious request clarification, the government responds with silence, in contravention to its own laws. The long list of violence against the Redemptorists.

Ho Chi Minh City (AsiaNews) - More Redemptorist land has been seized by the government. This time a kindergarten and a pre-school complex seized a few decades ago by authorities. Recently the building was demolished and the ground leveled. In all probability it will either be sold or used for private purposes, given the hunger for urban realestate that dominates the country in the grip of a robust economic development. Usually these sales are to increase the personal wealth of some party secretary.

But according to Vietnamese law, land no longer required for "public utility" should be restored to their rightful owners.

But the Redemptorists, who sent letters and requests for clarification, but have received no response.

In a protest letter dated March 3, Fr. Joseph Dinh Huu Thoai, head of the local secretaries of the Redemptorists, accuses the government of violating its own laws. A state law provides that "criticism and complaints must be examined by state agencies within a period of time established by law". Instead all the complaints sent by the Redemptorists, fell into silence.

Fr. Thoai Joseph, spokesman for the order in Vietnam, says: "We have already sent three petitions, with all the evidence to the legal committee of the people and all those responsible, but so far we have not received any response from any office. Meanwhile , the properties of which we are the legal owners, has been violated. "

The Redemptorists are not new to this confrontation or abuses by the government. In recent years they have resisted the seizure of land in the parish of Thai Ha, near Hanoi, one of their monasteries was destroyed, their church in Saigon has been torn down, their Provincial was placed under investigation, forbidding him to leave the country .

Last week meeting between the Vatican and Vietnamese delegations to move toward diplomatic relations was held at the Hanoi. On occasion, the representatives of Vietnam claimed full religious freedom is enjoyed by the Christian communities in the country.


e-mail this to a friend printable version

See also
10/09/2008 VIETNAM
Thai Ha property has also become a public park
by Thuy Dung
10/25/2011 VIETNAM
Vietnamese authorities try again to seize Thai Ha Parish land
11/25/2008 VIETNAM
Trial against eight Catholics from Thai Ha begins December 5
09/19/2008 VIETNAM
In Hanoi, stance of repression against Catholics seems to have won
08/28/2008 VIETNAM
Hanoi police threaten Redemptorists and their supporters
by J.B. An Dang

Editor's choices
IRAQ - ITALY
Almost 700,000 euros raised as the 'Adopt a Christian from Mosul' campaign continues
by Bernardo CervelleraA second instalment is sent with funds raised in September. The fate of East-West relations is being played out in the Middle East and Iraq. Pope Francis and the Synod issue an appeal. Governments are lukewarm. Aid is coming from around the world. A new international community is defeating the "globalisation of indifference."
IRAQ-VATICAN
"Adopt a Christian from Mosul": Archbishops’ thanks as first aid arrives
by Amel NonaMsgr. Amel Nona, the Chaldean Archbishop of Mosul, who is also a refugee himself, thanks all the donors to the AsiaNews campaign. The situation is increasingly difficult given the huge number of refugees and the arrival of winter and snow, making outdoor shelters and tents impossible. The crisis, an occasion that activates the faith of Christians.
ITALY - IRAQ
After raising € 350,000, 'Adopt a Christian from Mosul' campaign continues
by Bernardo CervelleraDonations raised up to 31 August have been sent to the patriarch of Baghdad and the bishops of Kurdistan. The campaign helps to feed, house, clothe, and bring comfort to more than 150,000 Christian, Yazidi, Turkmen, Shia and Sunni refugees who fled the violence of the army of the Islamic Caliphate. People in Italy and around the world have been generous, including the poor and the unemployed, a sign of hope for the world as well as those who suffer and those who give.

Dossier

by Giulio Aleni / (a cura di) Gianni Criveller
pp. 176
Copyright © 2003 AsiaNews C.F. 00889190153 All rights reserved. Content on this site is made available for personal, non-commercial use only. You may not reproduce, republish, sell or otherwise distribute the content or any modified or altered versions of it without the express written permission of the editor. Photos on AsiaNews.it are largely taken from the internet and thus considered to be in the public domain. Anyone contrary to their publication need only contact the editorial office which will immediately proceed to remove the photos.