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Phoenix, Arizona: Vietnamese Martyrs Church

A Catholic church designed in a distinctive Asian style is the gathering place of a Vietnamese community in Phoenix. Outdoor sculptures depict French Missionaries who brought Catholicism to Vietnam, and the martyrs who died for their faith.

Vietnamese Martyrs Parish

2915 West Northern Ave., Phoenix, AZ
Vietnamese Martyrs Catholic Church, East of I-17, N. 29th Ave and Northern Ave.
Services Sa evenings and Su mornings. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Vietnamese Catholic Temple.

Vietnamese Catholic Temple

The Vietnamese Martyrs Parish looks more like an enormous Asian temple than a Catholic Church. Built by the Phoenix Vietnamese community, many of the architectural features were imported from Asia. Masses are held in Vietnamese. Much of the giant building is a community center, with the church making up the street-side of the complex.

Outside there is a group of statues representing the French Missionaries who brought Catholicism to Vietnam and depictions of the Vietnamese martyrs. The driveway is located at the back of the building.

[Corey T, 04/07/2012]

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