Posted by: becketfund | February 13, 2008

Vietnam: Mass in Central Highlands Forbidden, Attendees Risk Arrest

IA GRAI – Catholic Montagnards living in Vietnam’s central highlands were told by officials from the local People’s Committee that they would not be permitted to celebrate mass in honor of the new year, as celebrating mass on a day that was “not a Catholic holiday” was expressly forbidden, AsiaNews reported on February 13. When the Catholic community of Ia Grai filed a petition to explain their reasons for the celebration, they were told that such a mass would be in violation of state law and that anyone found attending New Year services would be arrested.

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