Vietnamese gang ransacks Catholic chapel as police stand by

23 09 2008

If you follow Catholic and non Catholic news sources you are likely aware of the confrontation taking place in Vietnam.  If you are not aware let this article be your introduction to a story that must not be silenced.

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.- The simmering property disputes between the Catholic Church and the Vietnamese government were again aggravated on Sunday when a Hanoi official accused the Archbishop of Hanoi of inciting riots, making false allegations against the government, ridiculing the law, and disrespecting the nation.

Meanwhile late Sunday night, a street gang made a second attack upon a chapel at Thai Ha Church with no interference from nearby police. In what one priest called a “sort of terrorism” against the Catholic faithful, the gang ransacked the building, destroying statues and books while shouting threats against the lives of clergy and religious, Catholic faithful, and the Archbishop of Hanoi.


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