Catholic Church in Vietnam Asked to Remove Nativity Display

Source:  www.persecution.org

Date:  December 29, 2017

Vietnam (UCA News)

Leading up to the Christmas season, authorities confronted a Catholic church in Vietnam, Dong Kieu Church, and asked them to remove a nativity display from their parish. Officials claimed that the church set up the display on land that is facing a dispute over its ownership; however, the church maintains that they legally own the property. On the same day that police confronted the church over the matter, a group of “gangsters” destroyed Christmas decorations along the road leading up to the church building .

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  • Pray that the Christmas message would spread throughout Vietnam, despite the opposition.
  • Pray for this church as they deal with accusations about the ownership of their property.
  • Pray for the authorities in Vietnam to show more sympathy toward minority Christians.

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