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Dominican priest killed in Vietnam

Father Trần was attacked at a mission of Dak Mot, about 40 miles northwest of Kon Tum in Vietnam

A Dominican priest identified as Father Giuse (Joseph) Trần Ngọc Thanh was killed in a knife attack in a mission area in Vietnam on Saturday, January 29.

Father Trần was attacked at a mission of Dak Mot, about 40 miles northwest of Kon Tum.

He was hearing confessions before the last Mass of the evening when the attack happened, said a Facebook post on Ordo Praedicatorum.

The Diocese of Kon Tum said the priest was killed in his house, and that a suspect has been arrested.

Father Trần was born in 1981 in Ho Chi Minh City, and took his religious vows in 2010. He was ordained a priest in 2018. 

A funerary ceremony was held January 30 at the Dominican monastery in Kon Tum. 

His interment will be held on January 31 at St. Martin Chapel in Biên Hòa.

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“Please unite to pray so that Father Guise’s soul may soon enjoy the glory of God,” the Diocese of Kon Tum said January 30.

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