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Vietnamese bishops: Church should be able to run schools

Catholic World News - May 31, 2011

The bishops of Vietnam have asked the government to “open the door to the religious people of good will who aspire to be involved in school education.”

“The Catholic Church can offer the educational philosophy and experience that belong to it, to train people responsible for the good of others and society as a whole,” the bishops said in a recent pastoral letter. “More than career preparation … education should lead people to Christ, the perfect man.”

“As citizens, the Catholics from Vietnam have an obligation to love and build their country,” the bishops added, calling it “an obligation to be undertaken in the spirit of the Gospel, with a prophetic voice, sincere and responsible … carry[ing] out the truth in charity.”

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