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Thursday, 23 August 1984
Page: 223

To the Honourable the President and members of the Senate in Parliament assembled. The humble petition of the undersigned citizens of Australia respectfully showeth:

That we, the undersigned, respectfully request the governmental intervention for the immediate release of Archibishop Francis Xavier Nguyen Van Thuan, co- adjutor archbishop of Saigon. The Archbishop has already suffered confinement since 1975.

We protest to the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam against this further detention and demand human rights and religious freedom in Vietnam.

And your petitioners as in duty bound will ever pray.