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VIETNAM - VATICAN
Xuan Loc celebrates the ordination of Mgr Dao, last bishop appointed by Pope Benedict XVI
The new auxiliary bishop's consecration was held on 5 April in the presence of more than 15,000 faithful. The president of the Bishops' Council welcomed "with emotion and happiness" the "new member", thanking the diocese, which also hosted the last FABC meeting. Papal representative encourages evangelisation.
02/04/2013 VIETNAM - VATICAN
Easter in Saigon: 28 new baptisms and thousands of pictures of Pope Francis for the faithful
Card Jean-Baptiste Pham Minh Man celebrated Mass in Notre-Dame Cathedral before 2,000 people. The cardinal thanked God for the new pontiff, "an example of humility, empathy and compassion." For Catholics, the event provided an opportunity to be "more steadfast in faith" and "witnesses of the Gospel in an increasingly secularised world."
The President and the Government of Vietnam will visit the Vatican
The news is given by Cardinal Pham Minh Man and confirmed by the government. The hope of the Catholics is to meet with Benedict XVI on the occasion of the special jubilee anniversary, which starts in November this year and ends Epiphany of 2011. New pastoral impetus in wake of bishops ad limina visit.
Catholics in Savannakhet celebrate the ordination of new priest
Apostolic Vicar Jean Sommeng Vorachak presides ceremony, urges Father Matthieu to be a “missionary” among his fellow men and serve the people. Monsignor Pennacchio, apostolic delegate to Laos, tells the new priest to be an “example for the young”, expressing hope in “new vocations.”
31/01/2005 VATICAN - ASIA
Mass in memory of the 'Bacon Priest', founder of Aid to the Church in Need
This afternoon a liturgical celebration in S. Maria Maggiore Basilica will honour the memory of Fr Werenfried van Straaten on the second anniversary of his death.
Vietnamese Jesuits mark 400 years of mission with a solemn Mass
The Holy Year ends on 18 January 2015, exactly four centuries after the Jesuits set foot in the country for the first time. In order to mark the occasion, they set up a website listing all major events associated with the anniversary. One of the aims of the commemoration is the spiritual renewal of the members of the Society of Jesus and those who have adopted its charism.
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