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Vietnam rips congressional hearing on anti-Catholic persecution

Catholic World News - August 20, 2010

State-controlled media in Vietnam blasted five American congressmen who held hearings on a violent police assault against Catholics participating in a religious procession in May.

“The sheer fabrications aim to smear Viet Nam and to deceive US public opinion,” the state news agency claimed. “The claims center on an allegation that Catholic followers were attacked by police during a funeral.” Instead, according to the agency, “extremist elements had taken advantage of [a] funeral to deliberately cause public disorder and attack police.”

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  • Posted by: Defender - Aug. 20, 2010 10:39 AM ET USA

    These are the same types who helped write things for U.S. consumption during the Vietnam War...things haven't changed.

  • Posted by: DrJazz - Aug. 20, 2010 9:39 AM ET USA

    Whoever writes for the Vietnamese state news agency is grossly overpaid. Then again, when I attend funerals, I often look for police to attack; so it is sort of believable, no?

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