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Vietnam’s Catholics keep pressure on communists to return land

January 27, 2008
by Aude Genet

HANOI (AFP) – Vietnam‘s Catholics have increased pressure on the authorities to return church land confiscated more than half a century ago in a rare challenge to the communist government.

Throughout the weekend, hundreds of protestors have maintained a prayer vigil in front of a house next to St Joseph’s Cathedral in Hanoi, the seat of the church in Vietnam until it was seized after the departure of the French and arrival of the communists in 1954.

Friday saw an even larger protest….

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