Christian Churches Targeted in Vietnam
Religion TodayReligious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
- 2013 Sep 13
Two churches in Vietnam caught the attention of local authorities who later ordered their closure, Open Doors USA reports. In May, a group of believers were on their way to a church in an undisclosed village in southwestern Vietnam when the police stopped them. The pastor was also summoned and questioned as to why he had church members from other villages. The authorities warned him, saying that he was "in violation of the law." A month later, local authorities in another village in southern Vietnam forced a pastor to close down his church, which has existed for many years, and stop his Christian activities. His house also stood on a land that was earmarked for a government project, but his family was not compensated like his neighbors were.