Friday, January 23, 2009

"Patriotic Association collapses: no interest in Communist Party control"

Adapted from "The Catholic World Report," January 2009.

"Efforts by Vietnamese officials to form a government - sponsored group similar to China's Catholic Patriotic Association have apparently failed.

"A November 19 - 20 meeting of the Vietnam Committee for Solidarity of Catholics drew only a handful of attendees, who acknowledged that the goal of setting up a religious organization taking direction from the Communist Party rather than the Holy See is completely impossible in Vietnam today."

You bet! Just goes to show that in the long run, we did indeed back the winning side! :)


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