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Religious affairs committee in Gia Lai pays pre-Tet visit to Buddhist leader

Local authorities of Kien Giang, Dong Thap & Can Tho city hold exchange meetings with religious dignitaries

Local authorities extend Tet greetings to religious followers

Religious dignitaries attend exchange meeting with provincial government of Tay Ninh

Da Nang municipal authorities held exchange meeting with local religious dignitaries

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Vietnameses in Laos hold prayer for peace

Buddhist monks, nuns and followers in the Vietnamese community in Laos gathered in Bang Long pagoda located in Vientiane on March 7 for peace prayers.

VBS cultural centre established in Hungary

The executive board of the Vietnamese Cultural Centre in Hungary made its formal debut during the Thuong Nguyen ceremony at Tue Giac pagoda in Budapest on March 2.

Vietnamese Bishops visits tombs of apostles

32 bishops of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Vietnam (CBCV) visited the tomb of St. Peter and attended a service mass at St. Peter Basilica on March 3 beginning of the pilgrimage week at the tomb of the two Apostles and visit to the Holy See in Rome.

Vietnam President visits Mahabodhi Temple

President Tran Dai Quang and his spouse visited Mahabodhi Temple where the Buddha has obtained enlightenment in the state of Bihar on March 2 beginning a three-day State visit to India at the invitation of Indian President Ram Nath Kovind.

Vietnam will work harder to ensure human rights: ambassador

Vietnam will make efforts to ensure that its citizens fully enjoy human rights, said Ambassador Dương Chí Dũng, head of the permanent Vietnamese mission to the UN, WTO and other international organisations in Geneva, Switzerland.

GCRA leader receives EU delegation

Vice Chairman of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) Bùi Thanh Hà hosted a reception on February 27 for a visiting EU delegation led by Special Envoy for the promotion of freedom of religion or belief Jan Figel.

New Indian Consul General in Ho Chi Minh city visits Southern VBS headquarters

A delegation led by new Indian Consul General in Ho Chi Minh city K.Srikar Reddy paid a visit on February 26 to the Southern office of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) based in Quang Duc monastery located in the city’s District 3.

Religions engage in environmental protection

The Vietnam Fatherland Front in collaboration with the Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) held on February 5 a meeting on activities for environmental protection of religious organizations in Vietnam. 

Overseas Vietnamese in Mozambique welcome Lunar New Year of the Dog

An event was organized by the Overseas Vietnamese Association and the Vietnamese Embassy in the Republic of Mozambique to welcome the traditional Lunar New Year (Tet) of the Dog in Maputo.

International seminar on influence of Confucianism in Vietnam, Korea and East Asia held in Hanoi

Over 300 scholars from Vietnam and Korea have gathered at an international seminar held in Hanoi on January 30 to discuss influences of Confucianism on Vietnam, Korea and East Asian countries.

GCRA Chairman receives U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel J. Kritenbrink

Chairman of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) Vũ Chiến Thắng hosted on January 31 a reception for visiting U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel J. Kritenbrink.

US Secretary of Defense visits Tran Quoc pagoda in Hanoi

United States Secretary of Defense James Mattis and his delegation visited and offered incense at Tran Quoc pagoda located in Hanoi on January 25 on occasion of the State visit to Vietnam  from January 24 to 25.

Vietnam-India joint stamp issue celebrates diplomatic ties

Vietnam and India have jointly issued a set of stamps in Hanoi and New Delhi, on January 25, to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the two countries’ diplomatic ties.

Holy See Deputy FM Antoine Camilleri visits Catholic places

Under-Secretary of the Holy See for Relation with States Antoine Cailleri has extended visits to several Catholic places during his working visit to Viet Nam from January 16-21.

Gov’t leader welcomes Holy See Deputy FM Antoine Camilleri

PM Nguyễn Xuân Phúc affirmed Viet Nam has consistently pursued the policy of respecting and ensuring the right to freedom of beliefs and religions of all people.

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