Thugs attack Thai Ha Catholics as police look on
by J.B. An Dang
Goon squad goes into action under the indifferent eye of the police, ransacking, destroying an outdoor altar, and sullying a statue of Our Lady. Hanoi authorities have the archbishop’s residence surrounded, pledging to “severely punish” the archbishop, guilty among other things of trying to exercise his rights that are recognised under law.
Photo: Priests and thousands of faithful march to protest government oppression in Hanoi. Church property has been sized and buildings are being demolished, including the apostolic nunciature.
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