THE TRUTH - JUSTICE - LOVE
Do Minh Tuyen
While Francis Pope calls for prayers for Catholics around the world ... are victims of discrimination, alleging unfair and violent ... the religious persecution aimed at Christians in Vietnam is being happening ... in it, a number of Protestants belonging to Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Gia Lai province was forced to disband not gathered to pray by the police and threatened to be arrested if gathered to pray for the Holidays Christmas ...! Besides, another Catholic youth from ethnic minorities J'rai Gia Lai province has also been beaten by commune secretary very brutally when he was helping priest brought blankets distributed to orphans in remote areas in the district.
Correctly as the words of Pope Francis said ... the persecuted Christians often occur in countries where freedom of religion "not secured, or not secured full" ... and also occurs in countries where freedom of religion is respected only on paper ... as present in Vietnam, a communist country ruled by the atheistic people, who advocated repression religion with violence ... the present and in the past has proven very clear through severe repression against Catholics as in: Con Cuong Missionary point, Nghe An province, parish My Yen, Diocese of Vinh, Church of Thai Ha, Hanoi ... and for the adherents of the Protestant Church as in: the Protestant Presbyterian Church , the Protestant byre Church and the Protestant Menonite Church ...
These are just some highlights typical for the brutal repression of the communist government of Vietnam to Christians. Besides, some of friend Religions such as: Vietnam Unified Buddhist Church, Buddhist Hoa Hao Church and Cao Dai in many past years were constantly being harassed and suppressed very badly .. . clearly expressed and reflected utmost honesty panorama of Religious Freedom in Vietnam. After Vietnam voluntarily signed the UN Convention Against Torture, and the punishment or cruelty, humiliation personality ... as well as formal wear the shirt of the UN Human Rights, the people of Vietnam and the International Community has always expect that, with the roles and responsibility of the member state in the field of human rights .. . the worst human rights situation of the communist nation will be improved or at least minimize the religious repression. However, the events that happened today continues to show the right of religious freedom of the people of Vietnam still be respected and guaranteed on paper only.
So many times, Pope Francis condemned the actions of persecution and discriminated against Christianity. According to the study published recently, Christians of all faiths: Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox ... as believers are persecuted the most in the world, especially in Muslim countries, due to the expansion of Islamism entire system. In India, Christians are often victims of violence and discrimination on the part of Hindu extremists.
Pope Francis stressed that these cases persecuted Christians often occur in countries where freedom of religion 'is not guaranteed or not guaranteed complete », but also occurs in countries On paper that religious freedom and human rights are respected, but in fact, the Christian believers also face many obstacles and discrimination. Pope Francis said that Christian victims were more pressing today than the early Church.