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    Thaw in Vietnam and Vatican ties - 11 Dec 09

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    For the first time ever, the Roman Catholic Pope has met the president of Vietnam in what could be a first step towards formal diplomatic relations.

    Vietnam's home to six million Catholics, but as Divya Gopalan reports from Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam's capital, the communist leadership has traditionally been suspicious of organised religion.