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July 27, 2011

Sick Vietnamese priest returned to prison for anti-government writings

BANGKOK – An ailing priest who is one of Vietnam’s most well-known democracy activists has been returned to prison, more than a year after he was sent home to seek treatment for a brain tumor, a prison official said.
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Archbishop Sambi, papal nuncio, dies July 27 at age 73

UPDATE, July 28: Catholic News Service reports that Archbishop Pietro Sambi passed away July 27, apparently from complications from lung surgery three weeks ago. Archbishop Pietro Sambi, the papal nuncio to the United States, has been placed on assisted ventilation after “delicate lung surgery” according to Catholic News Service. The Baltimore Sun reported today that...
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