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Thursday, March 01, 2007

Vatican makes next step toward diplomatic relations with Viet Nam

In a move that comes just weeks after the Pope met with Viet Nam’s prime minister, a delegation from the Vatican is heading to Hanoi to improve the relationship between the two countries, The Washington Post reported today. There have been tensions between the Vatican and Viet Nam for decades, as the Vietnamese government has required that all church appointments must be agreed upon by the government. The Vatican has insisted that “concrete progress” has been made by Viet Nam with respect to religious freedom and the two countries are now working towards normalized relations.

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