Vatican-Vietnamese talks conclude quietly
Catholic World News - February 28, 2012
Representatives of the Vatican and the Vietnamese government have concluded a two-day meeting in Hanoi, issuing a joint statement that reported “positive developments on the basis of good will and constructive dialogue, as well as respect for principles in the relationship.” However, the meeting seemed to move the two sides no longer to formal diplomatic relations.
The Vietnamese government affirmed its support for religious freedom, without addressing complaints about violent attacks on Catholic believers. But the government did agree to “facilitate” the work of Archbishop Leopoldo Girelli, who represents the Vatican as a non-resident special envoy to Vietnam.
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