State-Run School in Vietnam Building on Catholic Churches Property

11/11/2018 Vietnam (International Christian Concern) – In Vietnam’s capital Hanoi, the local Catholic church is opposing the construction of a state-run school that is supposed to be built on the church’s property.

The state-run elementary school is supposed to be built opposite of the main gate of the Archbishop’s house. Construction workers have already started setting up their equipment on the property and an iron-sheet fence has been placed around where the construction site will be.

The priest, said that the land belongs to the archdiocese and they have the ownership papers to prove that the 2,700-square-meter land belongs to them.

Cardinal Archbishop Peter Nguyen Van Nhon stated that the construction is unacceptable. They are now calling on Catholics to be praying for the church so that its services and interests can be guaranteed.

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