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Imprisoned Vietnamese priest reported in worsening condition

February 09, 2010

A Vietnamese Catholic priest imprisoned for his human-rights advocacy is in "rapidly deteriorating" condition, according to the US Commission on Religious Freedom. Father Thadeus Nguyen Van Ly, who was sentenced to an 8-year prison term in 2007 because of his involvement in a democracy movement, has now spent 16 of his 61 years in jail. The American human-rights group called attention to his plight as a way of highlighting Vietnamese violations against civil liberties and religious freedom.


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  • Posted by: kmbold - Feb. 09, 2010 7:52 PM ET USA

    The courageous and faithfulness of this priest and others like him should humble the bishops at the USCCB. What do they have to suffer for being faithful to the Church? A little unpopularity with their fellow bureaucrats in DC? Never!