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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

Vietnam attends UN’s session on ICCPR implementation

Vietnam’s efforts and achievements in protecting and promoting civil and political rights will be shared at the 125th session of the United Nations Human Rights Committee in Geneva, Switzerland, from March 11-12.

Vietnamese Buddhists in Czech Republic pray for peace

Thuong Nguyen ceremony, an important Buddhist practice annually held on the first 15th of the lunar year to pray for peace, took place at Sapa trade center in Prague on February 24.

Vietnamese leader hails Cambodian Buddhists’ contributions to relations

Party General Secretary and President of Vietnam Nguyễn Phú Trọng met with Great Supreme Patriarch Tep Vong and Great Supreme Patriarch of the Dhammayuttika Nikaya order Bour Kry of Cambodia on February 26, part of his State visit to the country.

Buddhists in Poland celebrate Thuong Nguyen ceremony

Many Buddhist followers in Warszawa, Poland have attended the Thuong Nguyen ceremony, an important Buddhist event often takes place the 15ht day of the lunar year held on February 23 at Nhan Hoa pagoda.

Hungarian scientist’s photos tell Bru-Van Kieu people’s faith story

An exhibition displaying over 250 photos on Bru-Van Kieu ethnic minority people in Vietnam by a Hungarian scientist kicked off in Ho Chi Minh City on February 21.

Gyalwang Drukpa visits Việt Nam to bestow blessings

His Holiness Gyalwang Drukpa, spiritual master of Buddhism’s Drukpa Lineage unfurled the giant Avalokiteshvara Thongdrol to open the Avalokiteshvara Festival at Tây Thiên Grand Mandala Stupa, in the northern province of Vĩnh Phúc.

New Bishop of Vinh Diocese: strengthening dialogues for smoothly solving differences and promoting Catholic contributions

New Bishop of Vinh diocese Alfonso Nguyễn Hữu Long officially took his duties as the top dignitary of the diocese at a ceremony held on February 12.

Government religious committee leader receives Kazakhstan Ambassador

Chairman of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) Vũ Chiến Thắng hosted on January 28 a reception for visiting Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan to Vietnam Beketzhan Zhumakhanov.

Human Rights Council’s UPR Working Group adopts report on Vietnam

The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) working group of the UN Human Rights Council adopted a preliminary report on the third review of Vietnam at a session at the UN headquarters in Geneva on January 25.

Vietnam commits to promoting protection of human rights

Vietnam regards the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) as an obligation of a responsible member of the United Nations (UN) as well as an opportunity to introduce the country’s consistent policies, efforts and achievements in protecting human rights, according to Deputy Foreign Minister Lê Hoài Trung.

Exchange conference in religious affairs between Vietnam and Cambodia concluded

The exchange conference on religious affairs between the Government Committee for Religious Affairs and the Cambodian Ministry of Religions and Cults was successful concluded on January 15 in Lam Dong province.

Provincial authorities of Lam Dong receives Cambodian Ministry of Cults & Religion delegation

Vice Chairman of the People’s Committee in Lam Dong province Phan Văn Đa hosted on January 14 a reception for a visiting delegation of the Cambodian Ministry of Cults & Religion.

Government religious committee leader receives U.S Theological Methodist School

Vice Chairman of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) Bùi Thanh Hà received a delegation from the Methodist Theological School from Ohio (MTSO) led by Prof. Park Joon Sik.

Vietnamese’s first Buddhist cultural centre in Czech Republic opens

A pagoda of Vietnamese people in Most city of Ustecky region, the Czech Republic, was inaugurated on January 5, becoming the community’s first spiritual cultural centre officially recognised by local authorities.

Lao Front for National Construction delegation visits Hoi An ancient town

A delegation from the Lao Front for National Construction Central Committee (LFNC) paid a visit to Hoi An ancient town on December 22.

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