Da Nang, Vietnam, Jun 29, 2013 / 15:04 pm
Bishop Joseph Chau Ngoc Tri of Da Nang recently organized and was present at a Mass in honor of Father Vincent Capodanno, a U.S. chaplain killed during the Vietnam War, and encouraged his people to ask the priest's intercession.
Ted Bronson, a retired Navy Captain, told CNA June 26 that Bishop Tri "is a brave bishop, fostering Capodanno under the umbrella" of Vietnamese communism.
The Mass, said on June 14, marked the 55th anniversary of Fr. Capodanno's priestly ordination. Fr. Capodanno was ordained for the Maryknoll Missionary order, and later became a chaplain for the U.S. Navy.
While with Maryknoll, Fr. Capodanno served in Taiwan and Hong Kong, and then requested to be reassigned as a chaplain with the Marines. He was sent to Vietnam in 1966, and requested an extension to his tour of duty when it was up.