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.