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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The Catholic church in Vietnam is growing

By Joachim Pham 

The Catholic church in Vietnam has both survived persecution and grown in faith during the past four decades, since the fall of the Saigon government, on April 30, 1975.

After the North communist army captured Saigon, the capital of a U.S.-backed South Vietnam, and reunified the country, the Hanoi government confiscated and shut down religious facilities -- including schools, hospitals, churches and other properties -- and began a program aimed at strictly controlling all religious activities.

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