An estimated 500,000 people attended the closing ceremonies of Jubilee Year for the Vietnamese Catholic Church, braving heavy rain and official discouragement by the government to participate in the celebration at a beloved Marian shrine. Cardinal Ivan Dias, the prefect of the Congregation for Evangelization, acted as the Pope’s personal representatives to the closing ceremonies, which were held at the sanctuary of Our Lady of La Vang. More than 40 bishops and 1,200 priests participated in the closing ceremonies. (Source)
Can you imagine if that happened here in Canada? 500,000?
Remember, do your part and help Catholics in Asia. Sponsor a Vietnamese priest today. It’s an investment in the re-evangelization of the West. Diversify your charitable investments because the Catholic Church has a wonderful opportunity in Asia!