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Leader of authorities in Soc Trang pays visits to Khmer pagodas on Ok Om Bok festival

PM Nguyễn Xuân Phúc offers incense at Lac Long Quan temple

Keo pagoda in Thai Binh opens autumn festival 2020

Laos: Requiem held for people killed in flooding in central Vietnam

Seminar on religions in South Vietnam held in Ho Chi Minh city

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First General Chapter of Preachers Order in Vietnam concluded

The 290th General Chapter of the Preachers Order concluded on August 4 at a solemn mass held in Bien Hoa City of Vietnam Southern Province of Dong Nai. 

Vietnamese honoured for promoting Vietnam-Japan relations

Tokyo (VNA) - As many as 63 organisations and 206 individuals, including four Vietnamese, were honoured on July 23 in a ceremony in Tokyo for their prominent contributions to developing diplomatic ties between Japan with countries and regions. 

Fallen soldiers remembered on 72nd anniversary of Wounded and Fallen Soldiers' Day

On July 21, Deputy Head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Organisation Nguyễn Thanh Bình led a delegation to offer incense to fallen soldiers at the Truong Bon National Historical Site in My Son commune, Do Luong district, in the central province of Nghe An.

Hoi An lanterns illuminate Google’s homepage

An image of Hoi An ancient city in Vietnam’s central province of Quang Nam with symbols of Chua Cau (Bridge Pagoda) and colourful lanterns was featured on Google’s homepage on July 16.

Senior Venerable Thích Nhật Từ receives award of Abhidhamma and Philosophy from Sri Lanka

Parama Dhamma Chetiya Pirivena Institute (Institute of Buddhist Education) in Sri Lanka presented Award of Abhidhamma and Philosophy to Senior Venerable Thích Nhật Từ in a ceremony held on July 14.

UNHRC adopts Viet Nam's resolution on climate change and human rights

The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has adopted a resolution on climate change and human rights co-authored by Việt Nam, the Philippines and Bangladesh, during its 41st session in Geneva, Switzerland on July 11-12.

Freedom of belief and religion in Vietnam should be objectively assessed

On April 29 2019, the US Commission for International Religious Freedom released its annual report, and later the US Department of State issued its report on international religious freedom 2018 on June 21.

Vietnam’s culture boosted in Lyon

The first Vietnam Festival was organised in Lyon, France on July 6-7, entertaining visitors with traditional music, lion dances and ao dai (long dress) performances.

Vietnam accepts nearly 83% of UN’s human rights recommendations

Vietnam accepts 241, or nearly 83 percent, of 291 recommendations made by UN member countries within the framework of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) mechanism, said Deputy Foreign Minister Lê Hoài Trung.

Indian, Russian experts help with preservation of My Son sanctuary

Experts from India and Russia have visited My Son sanctuary in the central province of Quang Nam from late June to early July 2019 to help with the restoration of the world cultural heritage site, director of the sanctuary’s management board Phan Hộ said on July 3.

Vietnam respects rights to freedom of belief and religion

Vietnam respects and guarantees citizens’ rights to freedom of belief and religion, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lê Thị Thu Hằng said at a regular press conference in Hanoi on July 4 while responding to reporters’ question about Vietnam’s assessment of the US State Department’s recent Report on International Religious Freedom.

Vietnamese nun granted with RoK’s Peace Prize Awards

Buddhist nun Thích Nữ Giới Tánh, head of the Vietnamese Buddhists’ Association in the Republic of Korea (RoK), on July 1 received the Buddhist Peace Prize Awards presented by the RoK’s Buddhism.

Vietnam Buddhist Sangha attends 11th Assembly of Asian Buddhist Conference for Peace

The 11th General Assembly of the Asian Buddhist Conference for Peace (ABCP) was held in the Mongolian capital Ulaanbaatar on 21–23 June, marking the 50th anniversary of the ABCP.

Security delegation from Sepon district visits Hoang Phuc pagoda in Quang Binh

A delegation of Sepon district public security, Savannakhet province of Laos paid a visit to Hoang Phuc pagoda located in Quang Binh province’s Le thuy district on June 12.

Religious committee in Gia Lai receives Cults & Religion Department of Preah Vihear

The Religious Committee in Gia Lai province held on May 31 a reception for a visiting delegation of the Cults & Religion Department of Preah Vihear province, Cambodia.

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