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St Joseph Cathedral-Hanoi

November 18th 2007
St. Joseph Cathedral. The neo-Gothic looking St Joseph Cathedral must be considered the Mother of all Catholic Churches in Vietnam. It was inaugurated in 1886 and is a wonder to behold. You definitely get the feeling of medieval Europe. But that is just the architecture. The spirituality of the overflowing congregation, what ever preconceived notion you had, leaves when the Mass begins. Y ... read more
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Vietnamese Flag The conquest of Vietnam by France began in 1858 and was completed by 1884. It became part of French Indochina in 1887. Independence was declared after World War II, but the French continued to rule until 1954 when they were defeated by Communist forc... ... read more
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