Vatican, Vietnam discuss prospects for diplomatic ties
Catholic World News - February 27, 2012
Vatican officials and Vietnamese government representatives are meeting in Hanoi to discuss the prospect of establishing diplomatic relations.
The Vatican delegation, led by Msgr. Ettore Balestrero, is pushing the Vietnamese government to stop the violence and intimidation directed at Catholic groups by local officials. Their concerns were heightened by a recent incident in which a parish priest was beaten by hooligans. Catholics in Vietnam report that thugs are often prompted by government officials to take such actions.
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