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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.

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