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Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace Remembers
Cardinal Nguyen Van Thuan

Audio Clip: Cardinal Renato Martino, current President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, speaks of Cardinal Nguyen Van Thuan. >> Click here to play <<

17-09-2007 Our Observatory takes part in celebrations in memory of Card. Van Thuan.

A pontifical audience will be held today, Monday, September 17, at the pontifical residence at Castelgandolfo on the occasion of the commemoration of the death of Vietnamese Cardinal François-Xavier Nguyen Van Thuân (1928-2002), who was President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace for many years and whose cause of canonization will be opened soon.

HE Msgr. Giampaolo Crepaldi, Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, President of our Observatory, who was close to Cardinal Van Thuân during the long and painful illness that preceded his death, and Prof. Stefano Fontana, Consultor of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and Director of the Observatory, will take part in the event.

Yesterday, Sunday, September 16, in the Roman church of Santa Maria della Scala in Trastevere, the current President and successor of the late cardinal, Cardinal Renato Raffaele Martino, presided over a eucharistic celebration organized by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace to remember his heroic figure of "singular man of God and prayer, witness of hope and peace".

The event was attended by the Vatican Council, Fondazione San Matteo in Memoria del Cardinale Van Thuân, Cardinal Van Thuân International Observatory on the Social Doctrine of the Church, relatives and friends of the Cardinal who were joined by the Vietnamese community of Rome.

We have posted in the Documents Section of our website a commemorative article written by the Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, Bishop Giampaolo Crepaldi, which was published by "L'Osservatore Romano", the daily newspaper of the Holy See.

Cardinal Van Thuan International Observatory
(Source: Cardinal Van Thuan International Observatory)

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