End of Empire100 days in 1945 that changed Asia and the world.

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  • Vietnamese Catholics call for Papal intervention

    23 September 1945. Catholics join non-Catholics in northern and central Vietnam in demonstrations protesting British actions in Saigon. A message in the name of all four Vietnamese bishops is sent to Pope Pius XII, requesting his benediction and prayers for Vietnam’s independence.

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