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Vietnamese diocese protests 'lawless' government activity, anti-Catholic propaganda

Catholic World News - September 09, 2013

The Diocese of Vinh, Vietnam has issued a statement decrying government propaganda attacks on the Catholic community and on Bishop Paul Nguyen Thai Hop.

The diocesan statement protested “false articles and stories, which distort the truth,” after a series of reports in the government-controlled media blaming Catholic activists for a series of violent confrontations with police. The statement said that the clashes—in particular, a bloody assault by police on peaceful demonstrators outside a Redemptorist church—reflected a “lawless” attitude on the part of public officials.

The statement from the Vinh diocese concluded with a lament: “The laws of Vietnam have become an effective means for the authorities to use whenever they want to suppress their own people.”

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