Posted by: becketfund | June 30, 2010

Further Reading: Vatican to Appoint Representative for Vietnam

AP reports that the pope will appoint a nonresident representative for Vietnam in a first step toward establishing diplomatic relations between the Vatican and the communist nation.  The Vietnamese government usually insists on approving most church appointments, and closely monitors religious groups in the nation.  There have been recent tensions between the Catholic community and the Hanoi government over church property seized by the government.

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