DIED. FRANCOIS XAVIER NGUYEN VAN CARDINAL THUAN, 74, Vietnamese clergyman who spent his 13-year imprisonment under the communist regime emulating St. Paul by smuggling out messages to his followers and evangelizing his jailers; in Vatican City. Born into a prominent Catholic family—his uncle was former South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem—Thuan became Bishop of Nha Trang in 1967. Shortly after his appointment as Archbishop of Saigon in 1975 the city fell to the communists, who arrested Thuan as a subversive and imprisoned him without trial. He was expelled from Vietnam in 1991 and spent the rest of his life at the...

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