Cardinal Nguyen Van Thuan
In 1975 as the Communists finally overtook South Vietnam, archbishop Thuan was picked up in Saigon and began 13 years of imprisonment, including several years in solitary confinement. Highly intelligent, able and gifted, and above all a man of deep faith, Thuan’s spiritual journey – along with his life before and after – is chronicled here. Thuan’s story has become a remarkable testimony to Christian love, fortitude and forgiveness, where the light of hope never dims. In 2001, John Paul II made him a Cardinal. He died the following year.