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Vatican cardinal meets with Vietnamese political leaders

January 22, 2015

Cardinal Fernando Filoni, the Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, met with Vietnamese government officials as he continued a pastoral visit to the Asian country.

Cardinal Filoni, along with Hanoi’s Cardinal Nguyen Van Nhon, met with Pham Quang Nghi, a Hanoi government official and member of the country’s Communist Party leadership. The cardinal told Vatican Radio that the “very pleasant” exchange had included a general agreement on the importance of preserving religious freedom.


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