Honoring Our Lady of La Vang, patroness of Vietnam

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Bishop Joseph Chau Ngoc Tri of the Da Nang, Vietnam Diocese celebrated the children's Mass for more than 600 children at Holy Martyrs of Vietnam Church in Arlington Oct. 3.

Before Mass, Bishop Tri blessed a statue of Our Lady of La Vang, patroness of Vietnam. Made out of marble from a quarry in Da Nang, the statue honors the Blessed Virgin who appeared in the village of La Vang in 1798.

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