URGENT! Make a gift that will be doubled. We have $9,701 left to match by December 1st.
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Vietnam: Mass disrupted by gang violence

Catholic World News - July 03, 2012

A gang attack on Vietnamese Catholics during Sunday Mass was instigated by government officials, local Catholics told the AsiaNews service.

A Mass in Con Cuong was disrupted by the gang, and worshippers were beaten, with one woman sustaining a fractured skull. The members of the gang were reportedly paid by a local authority.

Vietnamese Catholics have complained frequently about acts of violence carried out by government officials and members of the state-supported Patriotic Front.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

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!

Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our year-end goal ($63,379 to go):
$150,000.00 $86,621.12
42% 58%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

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!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Fall 2014 Campaign
Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Art and theology, beauty and truth, work together in the New Evangelization November 21
Anatomy of Conversion November 21
Anatomy of Conversion November 21
It is a failure of mercy to deny sin November 20
Yesterday's news, tomorrow November 20

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days