Buddhists and Catholics Pray Together for Hanoi Catholics

September 28, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: VietCatholic News Agency


In a massive candlelight vigil protest at Orange County, California, Buddhist monks, Catholic priests, and leaders of other faiths led thousands of faithful to pray for Hanoi Catholics asking the Vietnam government to stop persecuting them and respect human rights.

Great Buddhist Venerable Thich Nguyen Tri, Chairman of Bat Nha Buddhist Temple in Santa Anna, California; other 40 leaders of Buddhism, CaoDaism, Catholics, HoaHao Buddhism, Protestants, and other faiths; and ten thousand Vietnamese people in Orange County, California gathered on Friday night to pray for Hanoi Catholics who have been victims of injustice and persecutions by the Vietnam government.

Senator Lou Correa, Assemblymen Van Tran, Jose Solario and other members of California State Senate, California State Assembly; and other politicians from Westminster, Garden Grove and Santa Ana joined in the candlelight vigil.