Vietnamese priest comatose after beating by police
Catholic World News - April 16, 2012
Religious tensions are mounting again in Vietnam after a series of physical attacks on Catholic priests. In the latest episode, on April 14, police beat a priest of the Archdiocese of Hanoi so severely that he is in a coma. Police stormed an orphanage in the capital city, forced the orphans to leave their house, destroyed religious images, and battered Father Joseph Nguyen Van Binh. The priest had arrived, accompanied by hundreds of parish members, to protest the destruction of the orphanage.
After he was left unconscious on the ground, Father Nguyen was taken to a local hospital by parishioners. He was later transferred to the office of the Hanoi archdiocese for private treatment.
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