Hanoi archdiocese protests police raid on parish
Catholic World News - November 07, 2011
The Hanoi archdiocese has issued a protest against a violent police assault on a Redemptorist monastery and the associated parish.
Hundreds of police officers and soldiers rushed into the courtyard of the parish at Thai Ha on November 3, hurling stones and insults and smashing the front door of the monastery, archdiocesan officials reported. The raid was apparently an escalation of a long-running dispute over parish property that the state has sought to expropriate.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our April expenses ($26,339 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!