Attending the event were 70 Catholic clergies and followers representing about 6,000 Catholics in the district.
Local guests at the gathering included representatives from the provincial committee for religious affairs and the district people’ committee and Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF)’s committee.
Vice Chairman of the district people’s committee Phạm Văn Tiếu presents congratulatory flowers
The event discussed results of the patriotic movement and the Catholic solidarity board’s activities during the last tenure. For the past five years, Catholic followers in the district have proactively engaged in social movements launched by local authorities and contributed approximately one billion VND to charity activities.
The one-day meeting also elected 15 members to the board for the 2017 – 2022 tenure and presented certificates of merit granted by the district people’s committee to the Catholic board and its typical individuals for their outstanding contributions in the patriotic movement during the last term.
Members of the new board for the 2017 – 2022 tenure
Vice Chairman Phạm Văn Tiếu presents certificates of merit to the Catholic board and outstanding individuals