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Ho Chi Minh city: Abbot of Minh Dang Quang monastery appointed

A ceremony was held at Minh Dang Quang monastery in An Phu ward, District 2 to appoint Most Venerable Thích Giác Toàn, Vice Chairman of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) Executive Council as Abbot of the monastery on Jan 10.

Thua Thien Hue: Hai Duc Community Support Centre makes its debut

A ceremony was held to debut Hai Duc Community Support Centre and review its performance in 2014 at Tu Dam hall in Truong An ward, Hue city on Jan 11.

An Giang province: Ba Chua Xu Festival in Sam Mountain

The festival of Ba Chua Xu (also called the Via Ba ceremony or Regional Goddess Festival) is held annually from the 23rd to the 27th of the fourth lunar month at Ba Chua Xu temple in Nui Sam ward (former Vinh Te commune) Chau Doc town, An Giang province.

Tay Ninh province: Chon Nhu Monastery commemorates the passing away of Most Venerable Thích Thông Lạc

A ceremony to commemorate the passing away of Most Venerable Thích Thông Lạc was held in Chon Nhu Monastery, Gia Loc commune, Trang Bang district on Jan 1.

Da Nang: Son Tra district Vietnam Buddhist Sangha Committee reviews its performance 2014

Son Tra district Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) Executive Committee reviewed its activities 2014 and approved a working program for 2015 at a meeting held on Dec. 26 in My Khe pagoda.

Da Nang city: Hue Quang pagoda organizes food festival

On occasion of Amitabha Buddha's birthday, Hue Quang pagoda held a vegetarian food festival in Hoa An ward, Cam Le distric on Jan. 7 with nearly 400 Buddhist followers in the city in attendance.

Kien Giang province: Association of patriotic monks convenes sixth congress

The Sixth Congress of representatives of the Association for Solidarity of Patriotic Buddhist Bonzes in the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang for  the 2014-2019 tenure opened on December 31, 2014.

Tay Ninh province: Tri Binh Caodai parish inaugurates Mother Buddha worshipping temple

Tri Binh Caodai parish in Chau Thanh district solemnly held a ceremony to inaugurate its new Mother Buddha worshipping temple on January 2, 2015.

Protestant superintendents appointed in provinces

New Protestant superintendents have been appointed in churches under the General Confederation of Evangelical Churches (South) (ECVN) in provinces of Khanh Hoa and Ben Tre.

Tien Giang provincial Vietnam Buddhist Sangha reviews its activities 2014

Tien Giang provincial Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) Executive Committee held a meeting to review its performance in 2014 and approve working programs for 2015 at Vinh Trang pagoda on Jan. 2.

Diaconate ordainment held in Hue Archdiocese and Hai Phong Diocese

In Hue Archdiocese, 13 deacons were ordained at a ceremony held on January 1 in Phu Cam Cathedral and presided by Archbishop Francis Xavier Lê Văn Hồng.

Muslims in Ho Chi Minh city celebrate Prophet Muhammad’s birthday

The Muslim community in Ho Chi Minh city (HCMC) held Maulid festival to celebrate Nabi Muhammed’s birthday in Rahim Mosque on January 3.

Tay Ninh province: Long Vinh Caodai parish installs worshipping symbol of Divine Eye

A ceremony to install the worshipping symbol of Divine Eye was solemnly held on December 27 by Long Vinh Caodai parish in Chau Thanh district.

Soc Trang province: Buddhist Guidance Board reviews Buddhist affairs 2014

The Buddhist Guidance Board under the Soc Trang provincial Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) held a conference to review Buddhist activities in 2014 and approve working plans for 2015 on December 27.

Tien Giang province: Minh Su religion reviews religious affairs 2014

The Executive Committee of the Minh Su Theravada Buddhist Church in Tien Giang province held a conference to review activities in 2014 on December 26 at Pho Hoa worshipping place in Ly Thương Kiet street, My Tho city.

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