Posts Tagged ‘Archbishop Joseph Vu Van Thien’

New churches inaugurated in northern Vietnam

Monday, June 13th, 2022
New churches in northern Vietnam

Dioceses in northern Vietnam are building new churches to replace those damaged or abandoned during the Vietnam War. An estimated one million people, including clergy and religious, moved to the south of the country after communist forces defeated French troops and took control of the north in 1954. Local Catholics suffered religious restrictions. They were Read more

Vietnam authorities urged to respect religious freedom

Monday, February 28th, 2022

Hanoi Archdiocese has described government officials’ interruption of a Mass celebrated by its archbishop and priests as an offence against Catholics’ faith, urging the government to respect religious freedom. Father Alfonse Pham Hung, head of the Office of Hanoi Archbishop House, said two government officials from Vu Ban town in Hoa Binh province stormed into Read more

Vietnam state officials interrupt mass celebrated by Hanoi archbishop

Thursday, February 24th, 2022

Catholics in Vietnam’s Archdiocese of Hanoi were shocked when officials wearing helmets interrupted Sunday Mass that was being celebrated by their Archbishop Joseph Vu Van Thien in the province of Hoa Binh, southwest of the capital. The incident took place on February 20 in the parish of Vu Ban, Fides reported. The church there can Read more