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Our Lady of Vietnam Catholic Church in Silver Spring, Md., is a soaring representation of that ethnic group's presence in the Washington area and in the larger U.S. church. Though a tiny minority in the overall church, Vietnamese are well represented among religious and diocesan clergy.

While Asian Americans make up just 1 percent of the Catholic church in the United States, "they account for 12 percent of all Catholic seminary students nationwide. And the majority of those are Vietnamese."

Read the full story here: U.S. Vietnamese preserve ties to their 'first home'

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