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Vietnam: political prisoners denied access to Bible, sacraments

Catholic World News - March 20, 2014

Political prisoners in Vietnam are being denied access to the sacraments and even to Bibles, the AsiaNews service reports.

“We had a great desire to receive the sacraments and spiritual support from a priest, but the prison heads forbid us this,” one prisoner of conscience, Paul Tran Minh Nhat, wrote. Another prisoner, Maria Ta Phong Tan, has been denied a Bible, insulted, and beaten by guards, her sister reports. Prisoners report that they lack decent food and health care as well.

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  • Posted by: jacquebquique5708 - Mar. 24, 2014 1:03 PM ET USA

    I recently made an acquaintance of a woman whose father was a member of the Communist Party in Hungary before the Revolution. You cannot advance in the party as a member of a religious group. Vietnam is atheist and persecutorial. As a Vietnam era Navy veteran, it is shameful how the Vietnam War ended and the people of Vietnam were sold out in the name of world socialism. The American CIA assassinated the Diems and another brother was archbishop of Saigon.

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