VATICAN CITY - Pope Benedict XVI received the secretary general of Vietnam's Communist Party on Tuesday in an unusual gesture marking a desire for "fruitful collaboration" between the Catholic Church and the party, though some issues remain to be resolved, the Vatican said.
mardi 22 janvier 2013
mardi 27 mars 2012
Vietnam revoked visas for a Vatican delegation visit to advance the beatification of a cardinal who spent 13 years in detention after the fall of the South, a church official said Monday.
mercredi 21 mars 2012
VATICAN CITY — A Vatican delegation is heading to Vietnam to advance the beatification of a cardinal who spent 13 years in detention following the fall of South Vietnam, church media said.
jeudi 17 novembre 2011
HANOI — Religious tensions have flared in Vietnam after communist authorities moved in to start work on a sewage reservoir that Catholics say is on church land.
lundi 8 août 2011
HANOI - A dissident Vietnamese priest with a brain tumour went on a one-week hunger strike after authorities returned him to prison last month, his family said on Friday.
dimanche 31 juillet 2011
Ashton said in a statement that although 65-year-old Nguyen Van Ly "has partly recovered, his health remains very poor and he is still at high risk of death in prison."
jeudi 28 juillet 2011
OTTAWA — Canada on Wednesday joined an international chorus calling for the release of a frail dissident Vietnamese priest who has been re-arrested after being freed for medical reasons more than a year ago.
mardi 26 juillet 2011
A Catholic priest who is one of Vietnam's most prominent dissidents was re-arrested Monday, more than a year after he was granted medical leave from prison, sources familiar with the case said.
samedi 30 avril 2011
The Vatican's first representative to Vietnam since 1975 has made a "historic" visit to the communist country, according to a local Catholic church statement.
samedi 5 février 2011
The Vatican's appointment of its first official representative to Vietnam signals a detente between the country's communist rulers and the Catholic Church that could represent the first step towards establishing formal diplomatic relations.
dimanche 30 janvier 2011
Vietnam's state media say an appeals court has reduced jail terms for two Roman Catholics convicted of causing public disorder for taking part in a clash over land rights.
dimanche 12 décembre 2010
HO CHI MINH CITY - Just across the street from the Communist Youth Union, fake snowflakes swirled in the hot, humid air as a skinny Santa Claus flanked by two elves in miniskirts swayed to "Jingle Bells," "Silent Night" and "Let It Snow."
jeudi 19 août 2010
WASHINGTON — US lawmakers urged a UN probe into violence in a Vietnamese Catholic village after families said that authorities used deadly force to break up a religious procession.
mercredi 28 juillet 2010
The Vatican said on Saturday that Pope Benedict would name a non-resident representative to Vietnam, in a significant step towards establishing diplomatic relations with the communist state.
dimanche 13 juin 2010
HANOI — A dissident Catholic priest jailed four times by communist Vietnam has proclaimed his innocence and accused the country of breaching its international treaty obligations to safeguard human rights.
vendredi 7 mai 2010
A major stumbling block to diplomatic relations between Vietnam and the Vatican has seemingly been removed with the resignation of a popular Vietnamese Catholic leader and government critic.
mercredi 5 mai 2010
Hanoi - Police clashed with villagers trying to perform a Catholic burial in a cemetery the government has condemned for development as an ecotourism resort, residents said Wednesday.
lundi 15 mars 2010
HANOI — Vietnam released one of its leading democracy activists from prison Monday after the dissident Catholic priest spent three years and suffered two strokes in solitary confinement, his lawyer and sister said.
mardi 9 mars 2010
ROME — Hanoi's controversial Archbishop Joseph Ngo Quang Kiet has been admitted to hospital in Rome for "chronic insomnia and stress", the Asianews religious news agency said Monday
mardi 9 février 2010
HANOI — An imprisoned Vietnamese Catholic priest, whose release has been sought by US legislators, is in worsening health, his sister said Tuesday.
vendredi 22 janvier 2010
HANOI - A vietnamese catholic monk was beaten and seriously injured after trying to reach a parish which remained sealed by police two weeks after unrest over a crucifix, the local priest said on Thursday.
samedi 9 janvier 2010
MY DUC — Vietnamese police on Friday blocked AFP journalists from an area where, according to a priest, several Catholics were wounded when police used tear gas in a dispute over a crucifix.
jeudi 17 décembre 2009
Vietnamese President Nguyen Minh Triet met Friday with Pope Benedict XVI in what the Vatican called a "significant stage" towards normalising bilateral ties.
samedi 12 décembre 2009
HANOI — Amnesty International on Saturday called on Vietnam to release an ailing dissident priest whose return to prison coincided with a rare Vietnam-Vatican meeting hailed as a prelude to improved relations.
dimanche 6 décembre 2009
HANOI — Vietnamese President Nguyen Minh Triet will make a rare visit to the Vatican next week to reinforce ties between the communist state and the Holy See, the government said Thursday.
samedi 28 novembre 2009
In a message for the anniversary of Catholicism in the country, Benedict XVI recalled the testimony of the 117 martyrs and urges the faithful to take advantage of this time to promote reconciliation and to bring the Gospel values of charity, truth, justice and honesty to the nation.
mardi 17 novembre 2009
WASHINGTON - Vietnam's jailed dissident priest Nguyen Van Ly is in deteriorating health after his second stroke this year, his international counsel said Monday, appealing to authorities to free him.
mardi 27 octobre 2009
The Authority’s gesture of openness in striking contrast to the theme of the seminar, dedicated to education in Catholic schools. Vietnam’s Catholics are banned from being involved in the educational sector.
mardi 1 septembre 2009
A dissident Catholic priest whose release has been sought by US lawmakers failed to make an amnesty list of more than 5,000 prisoners announced by Vietnam on Monday.
mardi 18 août 2009
A Vietnamese Catholic priest Wednesday called on the government to release seven parishioners arrested at a protest rally over a former church now used as a war memorial.
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