Joint Vietnam-Holy See Working Group Sets 7th Meeting: will be held in Hanoi on December 19th.
[ After the Viet Minh took control of North Vietnam following the Geneva Accords in 1954, the Catholic Church suffered decades of persecution. Priests were arrested, and church property was seized and expropriated. St. Joseph's Cathedral in Hanoi was not spared and it was closed down until Christmas Eve of 1990. ]
Holy See, Dec. 17.– The seventh meeting of the Joint Vietnam-Holy See Working Group will be held in Hanoi on December 19, 2018, according to a statement issued December 17, 2018, by Greg Burke, Director of the Vatican Press Office.
According to Burke, the meeting is intended to deepen and develop bilateral relations, following what was agreed at the end of the sixth meeting of the Working Group which took place in the Vatican in October 2016, and subsequently during the visit of H.E. Mr. Hà Kim Ngoc, deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam to the Vatican in August 2017 and that of Msgr. Camilleri to Hanoi in January 2018 ...
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