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Cardinal Marx forbidden to enter Vietnamese diocese

January 19, 2016

Communist authorities forbade Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Munich to enter the Diocese of Vinh during a recent eight-day visit to Vietnam, UCA News reported.

“We demand the Government Committee for Religious Affairs make clear the reason why it refused the visit, [and] in addition, obey the law and respect religious freedom specified by the constitution and laws,” Bishop Paul Nguyen Thai Hop of Vinh said in response.

Vinh, a city of nearly 500,000, is the site of particularly egregious violations of religious liberty, according to the report.


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  • Posted by: Mike in Toronto - Jan. 20, 2016 8:27 AM ET USA

    Frankly, I wouldn't want to see the heterodox Cdl. Marx in my diocese, either. Just sayin'...