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Vinh: record applications to enter major seminary
Some 410 young people took part on 1 August in aptitude tests. Forty from among them will be selected to study to become priests. Female vocations are also growing. The basic tests are designed to know the motivations behind such a choice and hold back those who are motivated by "worldly ambitions."
Fr. Dominique, sowing seeds of faith in Vietnam amid war and Communist persecution
In the '70s, at the time of the conflict, he led his community to a safe place and founded a new parish. Imprisoned by the regime authorities, he was able to keep the "spirit" alive following the example of Card. Van Thuan. His witness led to several vocations, which have enabled the diocese of Saigon to grow.
Expectations and hopes in the Church for the visit of Vietnamese President Triet to the Pope
For the Catholic community in the country, 6.5% of the population, the situation has improved in recent years, although there is no full freedom of religion. Father Theodore Mascarenhas, an official of the Pontifical Council for Culture, reviews the situation in a conversation with AsiaNews.
Catholics in the United States in solidarity with the Church in Vietnam
A U.S. delegation, led by Msgr. William Stephen Skylstad of Spokane visited Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang, My Tho, Hue and the Marian Shrine of La Vang. The invitation to return for the Jubilee of 2011. Vietnamese Catholics in the United States saddened by reports of persecution at Tam Toa.
The “missionary dimension” concerns the whole Church and each Christian, says Pope
For World Day of Prayer for Vocations, Benedict XVI stresses that since the start of the Gospel story, the apostles offered people food to appease hunger and food for eternal life.
24/05/2010 CHINA - VATICAN
At Sheshan and throughout China we pray for unity and priestly vocations
The World Day of Prayer for the Church in China, decreed by Benedict XVI, official and underground Catholics pray for greater unity between communities and for a solution to the relationship between China and Vatican soon. Moreover they pray for strength for the young, bishops and faithful to evangelize the continent, which is increasingly thirsty for God
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