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Vietnamese bishop: Government permitted Christmas celebrations for first time

December 30, 2009

A Vietnamese bishop is reporting that the government for the first time has permitted the free celebration of Christmas in three northwestern provinces. “I am very happy that local Catholics have the freedom to celebrate Christmas this year,” said Bishop Antoine Vu Huy Chuong of Hung Hoá, who ministers in an area of the nation where only 3.1% of residents are Catholic.

 


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