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Cause for beatification of Vietnamese cardinal moves forward

July 03, 2013

Church officials report that an investigation into the cause for beatification of the late Cardinal Francois-Xavier Nguyen Van Thuan has been concluded, and the results sent to the Congregation for the Causes of Saints.

Cardinal Van Thuan, who was president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace from 1998 until his death in 2002, had earlier served 13 years in Vietnamese prisons, where his peaceful faith under brutal conditions had inspired Catholics and even converted some prison guards.

The diocesan investigation into the cause of the late Vietnamese cardinal took place in Rome, since he died there.


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