Since market reforms in the 1980s, there has been an easing of religious prohibitions and more people have been returning to church.
La Van, a small village in Vietnam is the only place in Southeast where an apparition of the Virgin Mary has be reported.
Taking refuge in forests, the Catholics were visited by an apparition of the Virgin Mary holding a child in her arms.
Thousands of Catholics have gone to a church to touch the toes of an icon said to drive away the troubles of those who touch it.
Over 10 percent of the population in these places are Catholic.
Catholics also make about 10 percent of the nine million people or so people in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon).
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Traditionally there has been some friction between Buddhists and Catholics.
Since World War II Catholicism has been a faith more associated with the South than with North.
There are a large number of Catholics in Ho Chi Minh City.
Catholics there say they attends church regularly and don’t suffer any discrimination.