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Da Nang municipal authorities held exchange meeting with local religious dignitaries

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Mass mobilisation head urges Buddhists to strengthen national unity

The Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) should contribute to strengthening the national unity and making Vietnam a greater nation in the coming time, said Head of the Party Central Committee’s Mass Mobilisation Commission Trương Thị Mai on January 16.

Pope names first female manager in Vatican Secretariat of State

Pope Francis has tapped an Italian lawyer to be the first woman to hold a management position in the Vatican’s most important office, the Secretariat of State.

GCRA leader receives VBS delegation

Chairman of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) Vũ Chiến Thắng hosted a receipt on January 16 for a visiting delegation from the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS,) ahead of Lunar New Year 2020.

Traditional Tet revived at Hue citadel

The Hue Imperial Citadel in the central province of Thua-Thien Hue will be glowing with the atmosphere of traditional Vietnamese Lunar New Year (Tet) from January 17 – 31.

Religious organizations extend Tet greetings to government religious committee

The Tay Ninh Caodai Church in North region and the Correction-Path Caodai Church extended delegations visits to the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) on January 14 ahead of the traditional New Year (Tet) 2020.

GCRA holds meeting for reviewing its performance in 2019

The Government Committee for Religious Affairs reviewed its performance 2019 and mapped out plans for 2020 at a meeting held in Hanoi on January 13.

Ancient Buddhist Statues Come Back to Life Thanks to University of Chicago Researchers

Researchers from the University of Chicago’s Oriental Institute are working with conservators from the National Museum of Afghanistan to repair some of the earliest physical depictions of the Buddha, which were destroyed in 2001 when the Taliban shattered religious images at the museum. The team, supported by grants from the US Embassy in Kabul, are carefully reassembling statues from more than 7,500 fragments that had been saved in trunks in the museum’s basement after the rampage of the Taliban.

Religious dignitaries attend exchange meeting with Hanoi municipal authorites

Dignitaries of reliogious organizations, together with outstanding artists and intellectuals in Hanoi, have participated in an exchange meeting held by the municipal government of Hanoi on January 9 ahead of the traditional New Year 2020.

GCRA leaders pay pre-Tet visits to Buddhist, Catholic dignitaries in several provinces, cities

Chairman of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) Vũ Chiến Thắng extended on January 12 visits to Buddhist and Catholic leaders in Thua Thien Hue and Quang Tri provinces, ahead of the traditional Lunar New Year (Tet) 2020.

Officials present Tet gifts to needy people

Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hòa Bình presented gift packages to poor people from the Cham ethnic group in Ho Chi Minh City on January 11 on the occasion of the upcoming traditional Lunar New Year (Tet).

Religious dignitaries extend Tet greetings to Government religious committee

Chairman of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs Vũ Chiến Thắng hosted on January 10 a reception for visiting Archbishop Joseph Vũ Văn Thiên of Hanoi Archdiocese ahead of Lunar New Year (Tet) 2020.

Government religious committee leader receives Bishop of Lang Son

Chairman of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) Vũ Chiến Thắng hosted on January 13 a reception for Bishop Joseph Châu Ngọc Tri of Lang Son Diocese, ahead of the Vietnam traditional New Year (Tet) 2020.

Christian churches pay pre-Tet visits to government religious committee

Vice Chairwoman of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) Trần Thị Minh Nga received on January 9-10 delegations from the Vietnam Christian Fellowship Church led by Pastor President Huỳnh Huyền Vũ and the Vietnam General Baptist Church led by Pastor Chairman Lê Quốc Huy ahead of the traditional New Year (Tet) 2020.

Vietnam Buddhist Sangha launches e-operation centre

The Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) has launched an electronic operation centre using artificial intelligence.

GCRA leader extends Tet greetings to religious dignitaries in HCMC

Dr. Vũ Chiến Thắng, Chairman of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA), paid visits to leaders of several religious organizations in Ho Chi Minh City ahead of Vietnam’s traditional New Year (Tet) 2020.

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