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Catholic theological institute to open in Vietnam

February 02, 2016

Vietnam’s bishops have announced that a theological institute will open in Ho Chi Minh City this coming September. The institute will offer courses in biblical and dogmatic theology.

When Communist forces took over the city, formerly known as Saigon, in 1975, they confiscated a pontifical college and other Catholic higher educational institutions.

“The opening of a new Catholic educational facility is a positive if surprising development in a country whose Communist rulers have always been reticent vis-à-vis the Church’s educational initiatives,” AsiaNews noted.

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