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March 6, 1999 | Religion News Service
In a surprise move, the Vatican and the government of Vietnam have agreed to discuss the possibility of establishing diplomatic relations, the Vatican said Thursday. Vatican spokesman Joaquin Navarro-Valls confirmed a report by Radio Singapore that the spokesman of the Vietnamese foreign minister, Phan Thuy Thanh, had announced that the Vatican and the Vietnamese government will broach the question of diplomatic relations at a meeting in Hanoi this month.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 6, 1999 | Religion News Service
In a surprise move, the Vatican and the government of Vietnam have agreed to discuss the possibility of establishing diplomatic relations, the Vatican said Thursday. Vatican spokesman Joaquin Navarro-Valls confirmed a report by Radio Singapore that the spokesman of the Vietnamese foreign minister, Phan Thuy Thanh, had announced that the Vatican and the Vietnamese government will broach the question of diplomatic relations at a meeting in Hanoi this month.
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June 19, 1988
Roman Catholics in central Vietnam have been told not to celebrate the Vatican's canonization today of Vietnamese martyrs, which Hanoi has condemned as politically motivated, Radio Hanoi said. Pope John Paul II is to preside over the canonization of 117 martyrs of the 18th and 19th centuries, the largest in church history, in the Vatican. Thousands of Vietnamese, many of whom fled their Communist homeland, are expected to attend, and Hanoi fears it will become an anti-Communist rally.
NEWS
June 19, 1988
Roman Catholics in central Vietnam have been told not to celebrate the Vatican's canonization today of Vietnamese martyrs, which Hanoi has condemned as politically motivated, Radio Hanoi said. Pope John Paul II is to preside over the canonization of 117 martyrs of the 18th and 19th centuries, the largest in church history, in the Vatican. Thousands of Vietnamese, many of whom fled their Communist homeland, are expected to attend, and Hanoi fears it will become an anti-Communist rally.
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