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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

CNN’s “Destination Hanoi” explores the city’s distinctive sights and culture

A new program by the US Cable News Network (CNN) would provide worldwide audiences an interesting tour around Hanoi.

Khmer-Vietnamese Association becomes part of Cambodia’s ministry

Cambodia’s Interior Ministry has issued a decision allowing the Khmer-Vietnamese Association in Cambodia (KVA) to register for the ministry’s list of associations.

Requiem for Vietnamese fallen soldiers held in London

The Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) in the UK and the Vietnamese Association in the country held a requiem in London on June 10 for fallen Vietnamese soldiers.

US’ religious freedom report makes biased assessment of Vietnam

The US Department of State’s 2017 International Religious Freedom Report continued to give biased assessment and cited untrue information on Vietnam, stated Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Lê Thị Thu Hằng.

French photographer issues book about pagodas in VN

French photographer, journalist and publisher Nicolas Cornet yesterday released a photo book on pagodas in Việt Nam in HCM City.

Seminar seeks ways to build united Vietnamese community in Laos

The Embassy of Vietnam in Laos held a seminar in Vientiane on May 30 to discuss ways to link religious and cultural activities with mass mobilisation to build a strong and united Vietnamese community in Laos.

Lord Buddha’s birthday celebrated abroad

Vietnamese Buddhist monks, nuns and followers gathered at Phat Tich Pagoda in the Lao capital city of Vientiane on May 29 to mark the 2,562nd birth anniversary of Lord Buddha.

Senior Venerable Thích Đức Thiện receives India’s noble award

Most Venerable Thích Đức Thiện, Vice President and General Secretary of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha, was awarded with Padma Shri – the fourth highest civilian award of India – at a ceremony in Hanoi on May 27.

VFF leader receives delegation of Seventh-day Adventist world church

Vice Chairman of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee (VFF) Ngô Sách Thực hosted on May 22 a reception for a visiting delegation from the Seventh-day Adventist world church led by Pastor President Ted Norman Clair Wilson.

Government religious committee leader receives delegation from Seventh-day Adventist world church

Chairman of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) Vũ Chiến Thắng hosted on May 22 a reception for a visiting delegation from the Seventh-day Adventist world church led by Pastor President Ted Norman Clair Wilson.

Buddha bathing tradition of Vietnamese Buddhism in Korea

Vien Ngo Buddhist ashram from Vietnam Buddhist Sangha attended on May 13 a program introducing international Buddhist cultures as part of activities celebrating the Vesak Day 2018 in Seoul, Korea.

GCRA leader receives delegation from Da’wah and Community Development Commission of Indonesian Ulema Council

Vice Chairman of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) Dương Ngọc Tấn hosted on May 10 a reception for a visiting delegation from the Da’wah and Community Development Commission of the Indonesian Ulema Council led by Chairman Kholil Nafis.

Vietnam affirms value of Buddhism on International Day of Vesak

Ambassador Nguyễn Phương Nga, Head of Vietnam’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations, praised the values of Buddhism during an event to celebrate the International Day of Vesak held in New York on May 2.

Sri Lankan parliament speaker visits VBS headquarters in Hanoi

Sri Lankan Parliament Speaker Karu Jayasuriya led a delegation to visit the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) on April 26 during his official visit to Vietnam from April 23-27.

Vietnamese Ambassador to US welcomes Mormon Church representatives

Vietnamese Ambassador to the United States Phạm Quang Vinh has met with a high-level delegation of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church), including Elders Gary Stevenson and Gerit Gong, in Washington DC, the US.

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