TITLE

POLITICAL RISK: Thousands Mourn Cardinal

PUB. DATE
April 2009
SOURCE
Asia Monitor: South East Asia Monitor Volume 1;Apr2009, Vol. 20 Issue 4, p4
SOURCE TYPE
Country Report
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the thousands of Vietnamese Catholics who mourned for the death of Cardinal Paul-Joseph Pham Dinh Tung in February 2009 in Hanoi. According to the article, the overwhelming support from a great number of Vietnamese underlined the strong pull that the Catholic Church still has among its six million devotees in the officially atheist Socialist republic. It also notes that the government is currently in negotiations with Vatican officials to normalise diplomatic relations.
ACCESSION #
37167584

 

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