Christians are pestered in the workplace and may face discrimination for their faith, while Christian children are ostracised.
In November 2022, the U.S. State Department added Vietnam to its “Special Watch List”.
In Vietnam, Christians are not allowed to work in the state apparatus.
Local leaders insisted that the woman deny Jesus if she wished to remain in the tribe.
According to UCA News, the airport’s public security unit considers the 45-year-old priest a threat to national security.
Gangs regularly terrorise congregants of Vietnamese Evangelical churches.
Since the expulsion, a child in the family has lost their birth certificate.
The faithful, shocked by this event, protected the hierarch, who could then resume the celebration, reports the Asia News agency.
Like in any other Communist country, Christians were subjected to severe persecutions.