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Vietnam may return church land, Vatican wants rallies to stop

February 1, 2008

Time is GMT + 8 hours
Posted: 2-Feb-2008 02:57 hrs 

The Vatican has asked Vietnamese Catholics to end mass prayer vigils for the return of seized church land, with the communist government signalling it would return the property, a priest said Friday.

Vietnamese Catholic Christians sing and pray for the return ...
Vietnamese Catholics sing and pray for the return of church land in Hanoi, taken by communist authorities half a century ago, in the latest of a string of such meetings, on January 5.(AFP/Frank Zeller)

Catholic followers have held daily vigils since mid-December demanding back the property that was the Vatican’s.