Thursday, May 06, 2010

Asia Times: Vatican, Vietnam sacrifice a holy man

Following a meeting between Vietnamese President Nguyen Minh Trieta and Pope Benedict XVI, Joseph Ngo Quang Kiet, the controversial archbishop of Hanoi who led protest vigils calling for the return of government-confiscated church properties and greater religious freedoms, resigned, citing health reasons. Signs point to a cozy quid pro quo between the Vatican and Hanoi. - The Hanoist

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