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Imprisoned Viet Catholic Priest denied Bible Sacramental Wine

ICC Note

Vietnamese authorities are denied imprisoned catholic priest access to the bible and sacramental wine.

Oct. 31, 2007 Vietnam ( – A Vietnamese Catholic priest, imprisoned for “spreading propaganda against the socialist state,” is being denied access to the Bible, pens and papers, and wine for celebrating Mass behind bars.

Father Ly was sentenced to an 8-year prison term in March 2007, after a court found him guilty of criticizing the Vietnamese government and sending his criticisms to pro-democracy workers abroad.


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