Video: Fr. Roland Jacques, OMI On the Oblate Martyrs of Laos and the Church in Vietnam

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Father Roland Jacques, O.M.I., is former Dean of the Faculty of Canon Law and Vice-Rector, Academic and Research, at Saint Paul University in Ottawa, Ontario Canada.

For the past several years, as a Vice-Postulator for the cause of the Martyrs of Laos, he has been studying the lives of the 17 martyrs, six of which were Missionary Oblates who were beatified on December 11, 2016 in Laos.

In this seven minute interview, Fr. Jacques offers a capsule version of the story of the martyrs and talks about the current state of the Catholic Church in Vietnam (where he currently lives) and the challenges of ministry under a Communist government.

(For a more detailed article on the martyrs written by Fr. Jacques, CLICK HERE)

Fr. Roland