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French Deputy Head of Mission appreciates Vietnamese sympathy after Notre-Dame cathedral fire

Vinh Long authorities extend Easter greetings to local Christian organizations

UNESCO adopts profile on Vietnamese celebrity Chu Văn An’s death anniversary

Prime Minister requests strengthened management of commercial activities and donation at worshipping places

Mai An Tiêm festival opens in Thanh Hoa

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Pope appoints new Archbishop of Hanoi Archdiocese

According to the Vatican Press Office on November 17, Pope Francis has received a letter of resignation from Cardinal Peter Nguyễn Văn Nhơn, Former Archbishop of Hanoi Archdiocese, and named Bishop of Hai Phong diocese Joseph Vũ Văn Thiên as New Archbishop of Hanoi Archdiocese.

Vietnamese Buddhist Association – spiritual support for OVs in Japan

The Vietnamese Buddhist Association in Japan has so far served as a spiritual support for Vietnamese studying, working and living in Japan.

Buddhist leaders in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia step up cooperation

The first Cambodia-Laos-Vietnam Buddhist Leaders’ Conference was held in the Lao capital city of Vientiane on November 12, aiming to promote the development of Buddhism in the countries as well as regional exchange in the religion. 

Coordinating board of Vietnam Buddhist Sangha in Laos debuts

The coordinating board of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) in Laos made its debut during a ceremony held at Phat Tich pagoda in Vientiane on November 11.

Thua Thien-Hue hosts Asia-Pacific conference on intangible cultural heritage

The 2018 Asia-Pacific Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) Non-Government Organisation (NGO) Conference opened in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue on November 6, under the theme of “ICH NGOs towards the Sustainable Development of Communities”.

Deputy PM Trương Hòa Bình meets Vatican leaders

Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hòa Bình on October 20 had meetings with Pope Francis and Secretary of State of the Vatican City Cardinal Pietro Parolin on October 20 during his working trip to the city state.

Home Affairs Deputy Minister receives delegation from international organization committee for UN Day of Vesak

Deputy Minister of Home Affairs Nguyễn Trọng Thừa hosted on October 12 a reception for visiting Most Venerable Dhammaratana Vice Chairman of the International Organizing Committee (IOC) for the UN Day of Vesak.

Exhibition on Bru-Vân Kiều in Hanoi

An exhibition entitled "Deities, Ancestors and Shamans: The Bru-Vân Kiêu in the Truong Son cordillera" was opened on October 12 in the Vietnam Museum of Ethnography in Hanoi.

Vietnam Buddhist Sangha sends relief to Indonesian earthquake victims
On October 3rd, Most Venerable Thích Thanh Nhiễu, Standing Vice President of the Executive Council of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) and Venerable Thích Đức Thiện, Vice President, Secretary General of the VBS Executive council, cum Head of the VBS International Buddhist Committee visited the Embassy of Indonesia in Hanoi for expressing sympathy with the loss of life and property caused by the tsunami and earthquake in the country.
VBS receives Buddhism ministry delegation from Srilanka

Most Venerable Vice President of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) Executive Council Thích Thanh Nhiễu hosted on September 25 a warm reception for visiting Minister of Buddha Sasana of Sri Lanka Gamini Jayawickrema Perena.

US funds US$92,500 for Ho Dynasty Citadel conservation

The Fund for Cultural Preservation of the US Embassy in Vietnam has decided to assist US$92,500 for conserving the Ho Dynasty Citadel, a UNESCO-recognised World Cultural Heritage site, in the central province of Thanh Hoa.

Pope sends condolences after passing of Vietnamese President

Pope Francis sends a telegramme of condolence following the death of the Vietnamese President Trần Đại Quang.

Holy See’s Non-residential Envoy to Vietnam attends annual meeting of Catholic Bishops Conference of Vietnam

Archbishop Marek Zalewski, the new Holy See’s Non-residential Envoy to Vietnam attended on September 24 the second annual meeting of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Vietnam (CBCV) held in Tien Giang province’s My Tho city.

Vietnam to host United Nations Day of Vesak 2019

A formal decision for Vietnam to host the United Nations Day of Vesak 2019 has been signed during a meeting of the International Council for the Day of Vesak (ICDV).

First Vietnamese pagoda recognised in Hungary

Dai Bi pagoda was inaugurated in Simontornya city, Hungary on September 19, becoming the first Vietnamese pagoda recognised by the Hungarian government.

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