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Hanoi's archbishop to resign: a concession to government?

Catholic World News - May 11, 2010

Archbishop Joseph Ngo Quang Kiet will resign, just days after the installation of a coadjutor archbishop for the Hanoi archdiocese, the AsiaNews service reports.

The archbishop's resignation would strongly reinforce the fears of Vietnamese Catholic activists that the appointment of the coadjutor, Bishop Peter Nguyen Van Nhon, was a concession to the country's government, which had demanded the removal of Archbishop Kiet after a series of public disputes over government seizures of church properties.

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