Vietnamese diocese begins rebuilding church ruined in '67 U.S. air raid

Posted November 10, 2017 7:37 pm by Editor

Vietnamese diocese begins rebuilding church ruined in '67 U.S. air raid

HAI DUONG, Vietnam – A diocese in northern Vietnam has begun construction of a church dedicated to Dominican martyrs, replacing the ruins of an earlier one destroyed during a U.S. air raid in 1967.Bishop Joseph Vu Van Thien of Hai Phong celebrated a special Mass Nov. 6 to begin the construction of the new church at the Hai Duong Martyrs Shrine, about 35 miles southeast of Hanoi.Seventy priests concelebrated at the Mass, attended by 7,000 people from throughout the country. Representatives from government agencies and Buddhists also were present at the event, with many offering congratulatory flowers.”Today, 50 years after

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