Beatification cause opens for Vietnamese cardinal
CWN - October 06, 2010
The cause for beatification of Cardinal Francois Xavier Nguyen Van Thuan will open in Rome later this month with the commencement of a diocesan inquiry into his life and work.
The Vietnamese prelate, who spent 13 years in prison camps in his native land, was exiled upon his release from prison. He spent the remainder of his life in Rome, where he was vice-president and then president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace. He died in Rome in 2002, having acquired a widespread reputation for sanctity.
The formal opening of the beatification inquiry will be on October 22, with Cardinal Agostino Vallini, the papal vicar for the Rome diocese, presiding.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach five million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our March expenses ($27,629 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!