I ran across this piece on a Vietnamese bishop who was arrested for “baptizing” people. I suppose it’s slightly heartening to know that scoffers are less informed about the Mass than Catholics who have been denied the Eucharist.
The bishop protested, denying that he had “baptized people,” he explained that he had only helped the faithful to reconcile themselves with God. “Before eating – he said – you wash your hands. Likewise, before attending the Mass, we wash ourselves, reconciling ourselves with God.”
Possibly the government officials witnessed the Easter sprinkling rite.