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New Indian Consul General in Ho Chi Minh city visits Southern VBS headquarters

A delegation led by new Indian Consul General in Ho Chi Minh city K.Srikar Reddy paid a visit on February 26 to the Southern office of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) based in Quang Duc monastery located in the city’s District 3.

Religions engage in environmental protection

The Vietnam Fatherland Front in collaboration with the Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) held on February 5 a meeting on activities for environmental protection of religious organizations in Vietnam. 

Overseas Vietnamese in Mozambique welcome Lunar New Year of the Dog

An event was organized by the Overseas Vietnamese Association and the Vietnamese Embassy in the Republic of Mozambique to welcome the traditional Lunar New Year (Tet) of the Dog in Maputo.

International seminar on influence of Confucianism in Vietnam, Korea and East Asia held in Hanoi

Over 300 scholars from Vietnam and Korea have gathered at an international seminar held in Hanoi on January 30 to discuss influences of Confucianism on Vietnam, Korea and East Asian countries.

GCRA Chairman receives U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel J. Kritenbrink

Chairman of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) Vũ Chiến Thắng hosted on January 31 a reception for visiting U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel J. Kritenbrink.

US Secretary of Defense visits Tran Quoc pagoda in Hanoi

United States Secretary of Defense James Mattis and his delegation visited and offered incense at Tran Quoc pagoda located in Hanoi on January 25 on occasion of the State visit to Vietnam  from January 24 to 25.

Vietnam-India joint stamp issue celebrates diplomatic ties

Vietnam and India have jointly issued a set of stamps in Hanoi and New Delhi, on January 25, to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the two countries’ diplomatic ties.

Holy See Deputy FM Antoine Camilleri visits Catholic places

Under-Secretary of the Holy See for Relation with States Antoine Cailleri has extended visits to several Catholic places during his working visit to Viet Nam from January 16-21.

Gov’t leader welcomes Holy See Deputy FM Antoine Camilleri

PM Nguyễn Xuân Phúc affirmed Viet Nam has consistently pursued the policy of respecting and ensuring the right to freedom of beliefs and religions of all people.

VFF leader receives LDS Church

Vice President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee (VFF) Ngô Sách Thực hosted a reception on January 10 for a visiting delegation of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) led by Elder President of the LDS Church in Asia region Randy D. Funk.

VBS’s Secretary General receives Sri Lanka Ambassador

Senior Venerable Secretary General of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) Executive Council Thích Đức Thiện met with Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Vietnam Hasanthi Dissanayake at Quan Su pagoda in Hanoi on January 9.

Vietnamese Buddhists in Czech Republic welcome New Year

The Central Committee of the Vietnamese Buddhists’ Association in the Czech Republic organized a festival to welcome New Year 2018 in Prague on Wednesday. 

Representative from GCRA receives Bhutan Buddhist delegation

Director of International Relation Department under the Government Committee for Religious Affairs Nguyễn Đức Vinh hosted a reception for a visiting Buddhist delegation from Bhutan led by Venerable Sangay Dorji on December 21. 

Can Tho authorities meet with Cambodian religious official

Authorities of the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho had a working session on December 18 with Secretary of State of the Cambodian Ministry of Cults and Religions Touch Sarom to talk about religious affairs.

Cambodia religious delegation visits Soc Trang

Cambodian Secretary of State at the Ministry of Cults and Religions Touch Sarom led a delegation to visit the southern province of Soc Trang on December 17. 

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