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Thai Businessman presents statue of Bodhisattva Thích Quảng Đức to Giac Ngo Newspaper

On October 11, Thai businessman Sedhep Silpangam, Director of the project casting statues of Bodhisattva Thích Quảng Đức in Thailand handed over one of the Bodhisattva’s statues to Giac Ngo Newspaper on occasion of the 40th anniversary of Vietnam – Thailand relations (1976 - 2016).

Czech newspaper highlights Vietnam’s religious policy

Parlamentnilisty.cz, an e-newspaper of the Czech Republic, has recently run an article saying Vietnam pursues consistent guidelines and policies of respecting and ensuring the right to freedom of religions and beliefs, as well as non-religious freedom of ethnic groups.

Gathering of communication bishops in Asia held in Vietnam

The Office of Social Communication of the Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences (FABC) held its annual meeting on October 3-8 at the K’Long Don Bosco monastery of Salesians of Don Bosco in Lam Dong province’s Duc Trong district.

Vietnamese Pagodas in Thailand

As soon as Vietnamese people arrived in Thailand over 200 years ago, the first Vietnamese pagodas were built. These Vietnamese pagodas enjoyed supports from the monarch of Siam, especially Kings Rama III, Rama IV and Rama V.

Offering tribute to Bodhisattva Thích Quảng Đức in Thailand

A commemoration ceremony to honor Bodhisattva Thích Quảng Đức, who set himself on fire 53 years ago – 1963 was held on Sept. 29 at Canh Phuoc Pagoda in Bangkok, Thailand.

Cuban Ambassador to Vietnam visits Ba Vang pagoda

On September 25, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Cuba in Vietnam Herminio Lopez Diaz led a delegation of the Embassy of Cuba in Vietnam to visit Ba Vang pagoda in Quang Ninh province.

Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Secretary receives new United States Consul General

The Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Secretary Dinh La Thang hosted a reception on September 19 for new United States Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City Ms Mary Tarnowka.

US pastor hails Vietnam’s religious policies

A delegation of Vietnam’s Government Committee for Religious Affairs led by its Executive Vice Chairman Bùi Thanh Hà discussed with US religious dignitaries Vietnam’s religious situation, achievements, and policies. The delegation, including Buddhist, Caodaist, and Christian representatives, informed the US representatives about the diversity of Vietnamese religions.

Vietnam, US officials share information on religious affairs

Vietnamese and US officials have exchanged information on religious affairs during a round-table discussion held in Washington, DC, as part of a visit by a delegation from the Vietnamese Government Committee for Religious Affairs to the US from September 11-13.

Catholic charitable home inaugurated in Hanoi

On September 4, Archbishop non-resident Special Envoy of the Vatican to Vietnam Leopoldo Girelli chaired the consecration ceremony for inaugurating Thanh Tam charitable home for children with disabilities and orphans in Xuy Xa Parish under Thanh Oai Deanery of Hanoi Archdiocese.

French President visits Kim Ngan Temple in Hanoi

Kim Ngan Temple located at 42 Hang Bac Street in Hanoi city’s Hoan Kiem district is one of places French President Francois Hollande visited on Sept. 6 during his trip to Vietnam.

Indian PM meets with Vietnamese Buddhists

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with monks and nuns studying at the Vietnam Buddhist Institute in Hanoi on Sept. 3, as part of his visit to Vietnam, which began yesterday.

Vatican Archbishop visits Da Nang Diocese

Archbishop Leopoldo Girelli, non-resident Special Envoy of the Vatican to Vietnam, paid a pastoral visit to Da Nang Diocese from August 27 to 28.

Vietnamese community in Germany starts construction of Buddhist pagoda

Nearly 1,000 Vietnamese Buddhist followers in Europe have attended the ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of Phuc Lam Pagoda in Germany.

Attaching Vietnamese nameplate to Vietnamese pagoda in Thailand

Pho Phuoc and Tu Te pagodas in Bangkok, two long-standing pagodas of Vietnamese people in Thailand, were fitted with plates bearing their Vietnamese names on August 21st.

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