Posts Tagged ‘Vatican-Vietnam relations’

Vatican’s top diplomat visits Vietnam, looks to normalise relations

Thursday, April 11th, 2024

The Vatican’s top diplomat began a six-day visit to Vietnam on Tuesday as part of efforts to normalise relations with the communist nation. Richard Gallagher, the Holy See’s foreign minister, met his Vietnamese counterpart Bui Thanh Son and expressed the Vatican’s “gratitude” for the progress that has been made to improve ties. The visit occurred Read more

Vietnam to let Vatican appoint resident representative

Monday, July 24th, 2023

The Vietnamese government will allow the Vatican to appoint a resident representative in the communist Southeast Asian country, following years of negotiations amid the fraught diplomatic relationship between the two states. The development will likely be announced during the visit of President Vo Van Thuong to the Holy See by the end of July, Reuters Read more

Vatican and Vietnam relations take major step forward

Thursday, July 20th, 2023
Vatican and Vietnam

The Vatican and Vietnam are finalising a deal that will help improve their long strained relations. Sources say the new deal will allow the Holy See to have a resident representative in communist-run Vietnam. Both sources, a senior Vatican official and a Hanoi-based diplomat, say they think the deal’s formal announcement will take place later 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

Vietnamese Catholics grateful to late French cardinal

Monday, September 9th, 2019

The head of Catholic bishops in Vietnam has praised a late Vatican official for his efforts to build bridges between Vietnam and the Catholic world. Cardinal Roger Marie Elie Etchegaray, president emeritus of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and of the Pontifical Council Cor Unum, died on Sept. 4 in Cambo-les-Bains in Read more

Two Vietnamese Catholics convicted of “anti-government” activities: “false accusations”

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

Two Vietnamese Catholics have been sentenced to jail for distributing anti-government material. AsiaNews sources say, however, that the charges – at least for one of them – are false and it is only a government vendetta toward Catholics who defend the rights of the Church.

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WikiLeaks reveals Cardinal Law has role in Vatican-Vietnam relations

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011
Cardinal Law

A cable, signed by U.S. Ambassador Miguel Diaz, states that Cardinal Law told the embassy’s deputy mission chief that he discussed bilateral relations and the president’s visit directly with the Vietnamese. The WikiLeaks release of State Department cables revealed that American Cardinal Bernard Law is actively working in Vatican-Vietnam relations.  His “personal involvement” helped confirm Read more