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Vietnamese authorities plan to raze Hanoi convent

May 17, 2011

Government officials in Hanoi have announced plans to tear down a convent in Hanoi that has served for years as a refuge for women and children in need.

The scheduled demolition of the convent, run by the Sisters of St. Paul, continues a pattern in which the government has appropriated buildings belonging to Catholic parishes and institutions, and converted them to other civic uses.


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  • Posted by: Mike in Toronto - May. 17, 2011 6:55 PM ET USA

    Communism at work. 8-/