» 07/13/2012, 00.00
VIETNAM - VATICAN
Thousands of Catholics greet Mgr Girelli in Tan An
The non-resident nuncio is currently visiting the Mekong Delta region. Greater efforts are needed to achieve a more balanced economic development. For this, people must place their trust in God, be compassionate and love one another in order to build a better and more peaceful world.
First visit to Vietnam by a representative of the Holy See
Bishop Leopoldo Girelli, nuncio to Singapore and non-resident representative to Vietnam, will spend Holy Week in Hanoi. Benedict XVI appointed him on 13 January. His posting is the first concrete result of talks between the Holy See and Vietnam.
Vatican representative travels to Vietnam to support local Catholics
In his second trip to Vietnam, Mgr Girelli tours some of the remotest dioceses in the country to show the faithful the pope’s closeness. During his visit, which is set to end on 18 June, he is urging young Catholics to spread the ideals of the Gospel.
Vietnamese Church with young people, against atheist and materialist "red capitalism"
In the month dedicated to the Rosary, Catholics are encouraged to overcome the logic that looks only at money and material goods. Bishops and priests witnesses of solidarity of the Church towards the marginalized. The faithful celebrating the fourth visit of the papal representative Mgr. Girelli.
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Mgr. Girelli visits Hue, La Vang and central Vietnam
It is the third visit by the non-resident papal representative to the country. He will visit various institutions of the diocese. His hope: "A papal representative resident in Vietnam, a greater number of priestly vocations, and a firm unity and communion between the Church of South and North Vietnam."
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