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Father Peter
being treated in hospital
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Fresh violence erupted against members of the Tam Toa parish in the city of Dong Hoi, Vietnam over a building at the centre of a land dispute between authorities and local Christians (click here for details). On July 26, Father Paul Dinh Phu Nguyen was attacked by a mob, including plain-clothed police, on his way to celebrate mass at Tam Toa. He was later visited in hospital by Father Peter Nguyen The Binh, who was beaten and thrown from the second floor of the hospital by assailants who were allegedly acting on police instructions. Binh remained in a coma at last report.

For more information on the persecution of Christians in Vietnam, click here.