Catholic committee celebrates 50th anniversary
The Catholic Solidarity Committee of Vietnam observes its 50th anniversary this year. Originally founded in 1955 in North Vietnam as the Liason Committee of Patriotic and Peace Loving Vietnamese Catholics, it has served the purpose of mobilizing Catholics in support of government policies. Its president Nguyen Tan Khoa noted Catholic contributions to the society, including military enlistment, and charitable and social work. (VNA, Thai Press Reports March 29).