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Home affairs department in Quang Binh extends Christmas greetings to local Catholics

Dak Lak leaders extend Christmas greetings to religious dignitaries

Representative committee of Islamic community in Ninh Thuan holds training on Arabic teaching

Front leader pays pre-Christmas visit to religious dignitaries

Religious affairs committee in Da Nang receives US Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh city

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Grand ceremony for 60th anniversary of The Government Religious Committe and State Sector on Religious Affairs (August 2nd, 1995 - August 2nd 2015)
Kim Son parish conducts medical charity

On April 3, Kim Son parish under My Tho diocese in collaboration with a delegation from Thien An Club and the Red Cross Association of Ho Chi Minh city’s district 4 led by Doctor Vũ Bảo Ngọc organized a medical charity program for the poor at Kim Son parish in Phu Phong district of Tien Giang province.

Thua Thien Hue province: Overview of Thien Lam pagoda in Hue city

Thien Lam pagoda located on Quang Te hill in Hue city’s Thuy Xuan ward. It is one of the few pagodas under the Theravada Buddhism in Hue city, and was established in 1960s by Most Venerable Hộ Nhẫn. Venerable Hộ Tịnh currently is Abbot of Thien Lam pagoda.

So Kien church in Ha Nam province

So Kien or Ke So Church is located in the town of So Kien in Ha Nam province. The church used to serve as the cathedral of West Đàng Ngoài diocese until the diocese Cathedral was moved to Hanoi in 1933.

Christmas atmosphere at Hanoi Cathedral

On the evening of December 24, at Hanoi Cathedral in Nha Chung Street, Hanoi city, a large number of Catholics, including foreigners, tourists and local people celebrated Christmas Mass 2015. The Electronic Information webpage of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs would like to share with the readers some photos of Christmas festival 2015 in Hanoi city.

10 Amazing Buddhist Monasteries

Monasticism is one of the most fundamental institutions of Buddhism. Monks and nuns are responsible for preserving and spreading Buddhist teachings, as well as educating and guiding Buddhist followers. Buddhist monasteries emerged from the practice of vassa, the retreat undertaken by Buddhist monks and nuns during the South Asian rainy season. These monasteries gradually developed into centers of learning where philosophical principles were developed and debated.

Tet festival of Cor ethnic group in Quang Ngai province

Just around the end of 10th lunar month every year, after the harvest of rice crop, the village elders and villagers of Cor ethnic group hold meetings to decide the date of  Nga ra Tet festival out for expressing thanksgiving to ancestors and gods, and praying for better crop and peaceful life. This is an opportunity for family members’ reunion and the village families’ gathering, together, passing on to each other the cultural beauty of their ethnic tradition.

Pope Francis and Catholics officially launch Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy

The "Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy” with meaning of forgiveness, compassion and mercy has been  officially opened at St. Peter's Basilica, coincided with the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception on December 8.

Christmas atmosphere overwhelms Hanoi old quarters

As Christmas approaches, Hang Ma street are full of people preparing for the Christmas season, making the area be overwhelmed by the Christmas color and atmosphere, especially in the afternoon and evening.

Antique statues on display in Vietnam's first Buddhist culture museum

A unique collection of antique Buddhist statues and associated artifacts will be displayed at a Buddhist culture museum, the first of its kind in Vietnam, in the central city of Da Nang later this month.

Some typical mosques in An Giang provine

Vietnam Southern province of An Giang has many mosques, including the famous Mubarak Mosque which has been recognized as national heritage.

Discovery of Sakyamuni Buddha Pagoda in Vung Tau city through photos

The beauty of Sakyamuni Buddha Pagoda lies in the harmony between the religious architecture and natural landscape. 

Thai Binh province: Images of inauguration ceremony for Dong Khe Catholic parish’s church

Dong Khe parish of Thai Binh Catholic diocese in Thai Binh province’s Dong Hung district solemnly inaugurated its new church at a ceremony held on Nov. 19.

Government Religious Committee delegation pays working visit to China
Bright lights, big parties: Diwali around the world

Diwali, or Dipawali, is India's biggest and most important holiday of the year. The festival gets its name from the row (avali) of clay lamps (or deepa) that Indians light outside their homes to symbolize the inner light that protects us from spiritual darkness. This festival is as important to Hindus as the Christmas holiday is to Christians.

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