The Communist Party of Vietnam continues its backlash on churches
A Vietnamese Catholic priest now living outside the country has revealed how the Communist government of his homeland has put a target on the back of his family and is working to turn the Church into a "tool for their domination."
Rev. Peter Nguyen Van Khai was one of several religious freedom activists and religious persecution survivors attending the recent 2023 International Religious Freedom Summit in Washington, D.C.
He spoke about the troubling religious freedom conditions in his home country, one of the few remaining countries still ruled by a communist party. For years, regulations and laws governing religion have allowed the government to control the activities of registered religious organizations and churches.
Critics warn new draft regulations proposed last year by the Government Committee for Religious Affairs would allow the government to exert even more pressure on registered religious organizations.