» 11/21/2011, 00.00
Thai Ha priest insulted and threatened during Mass
A uniformed man bursts into the church in front of indifferent police agents, scaring children who were attending a weekly mass for Eucharistic groups. Some fear the act might be followed by more terrorist actions.
Hanoi police threaten Redemptorists and their supporters
With the clear intention of intimidation, security forces charge the religious with using their influence to incite the faithful in a confrontation with the government, destroying state property, assembling and praying illegally in public areas, and disturbing the public order.
Now Hanoi trying to pit Buddhists against Catholics
Deputy public security minister tries to sow divisions among religious groups by raising an old claim about the land where the cathedral, seminary and ex- apostolic delegation now stand, claiming that it was once home to a pagoda. However, a government publication said that the pagoda was once located five kilometres to the north of the disputed land and that it was destroyed in the 1400s.
Hanoi Catholics demonstrate for parish land
While peaceful demonstrations for the restitution of the old building of the apostolic delegation in Hanoi continues, parishioners from Yhai Ha ask for church lands to be restored. But this time police intervene.
Catholics take to the streets in Hanoi demanding justice
Thousands of faithful began demonstrating this morning to defend Thai Ha Parish against the unlawful seizure of what is left of its land. They also protested against the defamation campaign against them by state TV.
Communist party attacks archbishop of Hanoi
Long, accusing articles in the party's newspaper, while the mayor of the capital sends "warnings" to the prelate, to the superior of the Redemptorists, and to three other priests. Announcement that Thai Ha will also become a public park, like the former apostolic delegation.
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