Posts Tagged ‘Catholic Church Vietnam’

Vietnam bishop encourages seminarians to be missionaries

Monday, May 16th, 2022

The newly ordained bishop of Vietnam’s largest Catholic diocese has paid a visit to a major seminary and urged the future priests to be missionaries to preach the Good News to cultures and ethnicities at home and abroad. Bishop Dominic Hoang Minh Tien of Hung Hoa Diocese visited Bui Chu Major Seminary in neighbouring Bui Read more

New church opens in Vietnam’s age-old subparish

Thursday, May 12th, 2022

Catholics in northern Vietnam who endured pain and suffering caused by wars, natural disasters and religious persecution have witnessed the opening of a new church. Cardinal Peter Nguyen Van Nhon, emeritus archbishop of Hanoi, formally blessed the new church – in Vinh Lai Subparish in Vu Ban district of Nam Dinh province – on May Read more

Vatican, Vietnam agree to upgrade relations

Thursday, April 28th, 2022

The Vatican and Vietnam have agreed to upgrade their relations, which have been slowly improving since a total break after the communist victory in the Vietnam War nearly half a century ago. A joint working group agreed at its latest meeting in Hanoi that in the near future relations would be upgraded to the level 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