Father General arrives in Vietnam

Fr General and his assistants: Fr Victor Assouad, S.J., Fr Daniel Huang, S.J were welcomed by Fr Provincial Vincent Pham Van Mam and the Vietnamese Jesuits at Tan Son Nhat Airport, Saigon and at the Provincial Curia. Then, Fr. General met with the aged and infirm Jesuits at the nearby infirmary house. He especially visited Fr. Peter Pham Huu Lai and received the blessing from Fr. Lai. Fr Lai was superior of the Jesuits in Vietnam when they were still underground, having been ordained secretly and later imprisoned for 10 years. After prison, he worked as a goat farmer while secretly training people to be catechists and forming them in their faith.