Vietnam prevents scholar from traveling to Rome for beatification meeting
July 12, 2013
Vietnamese officials prevented Nguyên Hoang Duc, a literary critic, from traveling to Rome to attend the recent ceremony marking the closing of the diocesan phase of the beatification process of Cardinal François-Xavier Nguyên Van Thuán (1928-2002).
The scholar, who converted to Catholicism after meeting the cardinal, said he was told that he was not authorized to travel because the Communist government opposes the prelate’s potential canonization.
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