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The Vatican's £160m ($200m) purchase of a London apartment block is under investigation.

Vatican special envoy Archbishop Marek Zalewski meets An Giang leaders

Archbishop Marek Zalewski, the Holy See's Apostolic Nuncio to Singapore and the Vatican's non-resident Special Envoy to Vietnam, paid a courtesy visit to leaders of the southern province of An Giang on November 28.

Vietnam-Vatican Joint Working Group convenes 8th meeting

The eighth meeting of the Vietnam-Vatican Joint Working Group took place at the Vatican on August 21-22.

VN President’s visits to boost ties with Italy, Vatican, Francophone

 President Tran Dai Quang and his spouse will pay a State-level visit to Italy from November 21-24 at the invitation of his Italian counterpart Sergio Mattarella. 

President’s visits to boost ties with Italy, Vatican, Francophone

 President Tran Dai Quang and his spouse will pay a State-level visit to Italy from November 21-24 at the invitation of his Italian counterpart Sergio Mattarella. 

Vatican, Vietnam look to establishment of diplomatic relation

 Vietnam and the Vatican need to maintain regular meetings between their leaders and actively prepare necessary conditions towards establishing diplomatic relations. 

PM Dung affirms closer ties with the Vatican

 Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has confirmed Vietnam’s recognition of high importance to enhanced relations with the Vatican while meeting with Pope Francis and His Eminence Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State of the Holy See on October 18.

VN Prime Minister to visit Belgium, EU, Germany, Vatican

 Prime Minister to visit Belgium, EU, Germany, Vatican; Deputy PM meets Russian Security Council officials; Vietnam to impart developmental knowledge to Laos; NA delegation pays working visit to France

Political News 6/9

Vietnam-Vatican working group meets next week; VFF President receives Lao Buddhist Coalition leader; UNICEF vows to protect children’s rights; Japan friendship ambassador hailed; Kuwait-Vietnam parliamentarians group welcomed in Hanoi

Political News Headlines 24/3

 Viet Nam values Vatican ties: NA chief; PM Dung sets foot in the Netherlands; VN keeping tabs on Ukraine crisis; Viet Nam, Italy to strengthen legislative ties

Pope to unveil sainthood date for John Paul II, John XXIII

 Pope Francis was on Monday set to announce the date that predecessors John Paul II and John XXIII will be made saints in a ceremony expected to draw hundreds of thousands of pilgrims.

GOVERNMENT IN BRIEF 20/9

 Viet Nam, Denmark agree to a comprehensive partnership; The Vatican seeks to reinforce ties with Vietnam; Hai Phong ‘gateway to north' says Party

Viet Nam in talks with the Vatican

VietNamNet Bridge – The Viet Nam–Vatican Joint Working Group convened its fourth round of meetings at the Vatican last week, as part of an agreement reached at the previous round of meetings in Ha Noi in February last year.

Pope Francis set for grandiose inauguration mass

 World leaders flew in for Pope Francis's inauguration mass in St Peter's Square on Tuesday where Latin America's first pontiff will receive the formal symbols of papal power.

Pope's election revives row over Argentine junta

 Argentine cardinal Jorge Bergoglio's election as Pope Francis has revived a longstanding controversy over his role during the dark days of his homeland's "Dirty War".

It's Pope Francis -- not Francis I

Latin America's first pope -- Jorge Mario Bergoglio -- will be known as Francis, rather than Francis I, until such time as a future pope chooses the same name.

Cardinals to begin pre-conclave talks in Vatican

 Catholic cardinals begin talks on Monday ahead of a conclave to elect the next pope, following Benedict XVI's historic resignation, as a British cardinal not in attendance admitted to sexual misconduct with priests.