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Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam holds Special Conference in Melbourne, Australia – Venerable Thich Huyen Quang is proclaimed Fourth Supreme Patriarch of the UBCV

Senior dignitaries of the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV) from Europe, Canada, the United States, Asia, Australia and New Zealand gathered at the Quang Duc Monastery in Melbourne, Australia on 10-12 October 2003 to attend a Special Conference of the UBCV, convened at the request of the UBCV leadership …

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AFP : Vietnam flexes muscles over outlawed Buddhist church

  Agence France Presse   HANOI, Oct 12 (AFP) – Vietnam signalled its intent last week to enforce a tough line against an outlawed Buddhist church despite signs earlier this year that the communist regime was seeking a rapprochement. A 10-hour stand-off on Wednesday between the security forces and the …

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Reuters : UPDATE 2-Vietnam monks innocent of secrets charge-group

(Adds details of accusations paragraphs 4-5) HANOI, Oct 11 (Reuters) – A Vietnamese government accusation that two leaders of a banned Buddhist group were carrying state secrets was “totally absurd”, their organisation said on Saturday. Thich Huyen Quang, 86, patriarch of the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV), and his …

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