Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Monday, February 26, 2007

Exiled Buddhist monk makes second return trip to Viet Nam

After his comments on promoting peace drew the ire of the governments of both South and North Viet Nam 40 years ago, Thich Nhat Hanh has returned to Viet Nam for only the second time, The Washington Post reports. Hanh is planning three “Grand Requiem Masses” during his visit, which is scheduled to last until May 9.

The Vietnamese government currently only officially recognizes six faiths.

Hanh lives in France but has traveled extensively, notably to the United States, where several of his books have become bestsellers. Years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. nominated Hanh for the Nobel Peace Prize. Hanh is looking to promote reconciliation during the visit.

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