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In Hai Phong, Thich Man Thien withdraws from State-sponsored VBC and asks to join the outlawed Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam – Repression of UBCV intensifies in Binh Dinh, Thua Thien-Hue, Dong Nai and Bac Lieu

l For the first time in northern Vietnam, a monk from the State-sponsored Vietnam Buddhist Church (VBC) has announced that he is leaving the VBC to join the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV). Venerable Thich Man Thien, secular name Nguyen Thanh Phong, told Vo Van Ai, Director of the International …

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Security Police forbid UBCV Patriarch Thich Huyen Quang to travel to Saigon for hospital visit – Nobel laureate Mairead Corrigan Maguire nominates Thich Quang Do for 2007 Nobel Peace prize

The International Buddhist Information Bureau (IBIB) is informed by the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV) that Security Police in Binh Dinh province have prohibited UBCV Patriarch Thich Huyen Quang from travelling to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) for medical examinations at the Franco-Vietnamese hospital. In October 2006, the 87-year …

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