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NA Vice Chairwoman receives US Mormon Church official

Vice Chairwoman of the National Assembly (NA) Tong Thi Phong hosted a reception for a visiting US delegation led by Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on August 17 in Hanoi.

Government Religious Committee receives United Methodist Church from US

On July 23, a delegation from the United Methodist Church (UMC) led by pastor Hope Morgan-Ward visited the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA).

Vatican Archbishop visits Cai Lay parish

Archbishop Leopoldo Girelli– Non-resident Special Envoy of the Vatican to Vietnam paid a pastoral visit to Cai Lay parish of My Tho diocese on July 11.

Tay Ninh Caodai church leader attends US Independence Day

On July 1, at the invitation of Consul General Rena Bitter, Cardinal Thượng Tám Thanh, President of the Tay Ninh Caodai Church’s Executive Council attended the 239th anniversary of Independence Day of the United States as well as the 20th anniversary of the normalization of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and the US held at GEM Center in district 1, Ho Chi Minh city.

Party leader meets US religious dignitaries

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong had a meeting with US religious dignitaries on July 7 (local time), stating that Vietnamese people live in harmony without religious or ethnic conflict.

VFF leader meets with Vatican Secretary of State

Vietnam and the Vatican need to continue holding regular meetings between their leaders and prepare necessary conditions for establishing diplomatic relations, said Politburo member and Vietnam Fatherland Front President (VFF) Nguyễn Thiện Nhân and the Vatican’s Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin.

Vietnam and Kazakhstan share experience on religious and ethnic issues

The Kazakhstan Embassy in Vietnam in collaboration with the Home Affairs Ministry and the National Academy of Public Administration held on June 24 a roundtable conference on ethnic and religious issues in the Kazakhstan Republic’s Constitution.

Archbishop Leopoldo Girelli visits Son La province

Archbishop Leopoldo Girelli, non-resident Special Envoy of the Vatican to Vietnam paid a pastoral visit to Son La province from June 14 to 17.

Bac Ninh Caritas conducts medical charity in Pho Yen district

On June 20, Bac Ninh Caritas in collaboration with Van Phai commune’s clinic in Pho Yen town conducted health-checks and free distribution of medicines for local people.

VBS delegation conducts relief in Nepal

A delegation from the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) led by Most Venerable Thích Thiện Tánh started a relief program on June 18 for helping victims of the earthquake disaster in Nepal.

Ho Chi Minh city VBS donates $70,000 to Nepal

In response to an appeal from the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha, Buddhist dignitaries and followers in Ho Chi Minh city donated USD70,000 for helping victims of the recent earthquake in Nepal.

Local Buddhist dignitaries attend forum on development of children in Ho Chi Minh city

A forum with the theme “for the harmonious development of children” was held at the headquarters of Enlighten Newspaper on June 6 in Ho Chi Minh city.

Vatican Archbishop visits Kontum

Archbishop Leopoldo Girelli, – the non-resident special envoy of the Vatican to Vietnam met Kontum provincial leaders on Tuesday.

Government Religious Committee receives Russian Embassy Representative

Chief of Office of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) Dương Văn Khá received First Secretary of the Embassy of the Russian Federation Vladimir Shustov on June 2.

Religious groups to play a role in climate change resilience

A conference to promote the role of Vietnamese religions in coping with climate change was held in the central province of Thua Thien – Hue on May 25.

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