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Vietnam prevents scholar from traveling to Rome for beatification meeting

Catholic World News - July 12, 2013

Vietnamese officials prevented Nguyên Hoang Duc, a literary critic, from traveling to Rome to attend the recent ceremony marking the closing of the diocesan phase of the beatification process of Cardinal François-Xavier Nguyên Van Thuán (1928-2002).

The scholar, who converted to Catholicism after meeting the cardinal, said he was told that he was not authorized to travel because the Communist government opposes the prelate’s potential canonization.

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