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Vietnam: mob swarms former nunciature; Catholics remain peaceful

September 29, 2008

After constructing iron barriers around the former apostolic nunciature in Hanoi, the Vietnamese government has removed a cross and pieta statue from the site. While a youth mob-– likely of members of Communist youth groups-– shouted at Catholics praying at the site and forced Catholics to move, the faithful ‘continued to stay calm, sing hymns and pray,’ sources reported at UCA News.


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