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Vietnamese officials disrupt Mass celebrated by archbishop

February 22, 2022

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CWN Editor's Note: On Sunday, February 20, Vietnamese government officials disrupted a Mass celebrated by Archbishop Joseph Vu Van Thien of Hanoi.

Led by the local head of the Communist Party, a group of officials walked up to the altar of the church in Vu Ban and demanded that the archbishop stop the celebration and dismiss the assembly.

After making their demand, the officials left and Mass continued. The reason for the disruption was not clear.

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