ISAC's online roundtable brings scholars to analyze recent or up-coming events that impact, engage, or speak to Asian Catholics.
The Warming Trend of the
Vietnam Vatican Diplomatic Relations
11 December 2023
2 PM Singapore Time
1 PM Vietnam Time
7 AM Paris Time
10 PM California Time (Dec. 10)
On 27 July 2023, Vietnam and the Vatican announced that they agreed on having a Resident Papal Representative in Hanoi. This new development is an additional step toward full diplomatic relations with the communist-run country. Since 2009, the Holy See and Vietnam have a joint working group to facilitate their communication and negotiations. And step by step, relations between the two sovereign entities have improved significantly.
This online roundtable invites four scholars to analyze the warming trends of the Vietnam-Vatican relations. Speakers will discuss the significance of these relations for Catholics in Vietnam but also for the regional and global role of Vietnam.
Claire Tran, Ass. Prof. of Political Science, Université Paris Cité, France
Anh Tran s.j., Ass. Prof of Theology, Santa Clara University. USA
- Marie Le Hoa, Research Associate, IFRAE, France
Lan Chu, Prof. of Political Science, Occidental College, USA
Dr. Bubbles B. Asor, Sociologist, University of the Philippines Diliman
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