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Requiem for traffic accident victims held in An Giang

Tien Giang authorities receives Hoa Hao Buddhist delegation

First statue of Ho Chi Minh in Japan presented to Mimasaka city

Dissemination of religious law in Lam Dong

Meeting with religious dignitaries in Tien Giang

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Vietnam Buddhist Sangha’s 8th congress concludes in Hanoi

The eighth congress of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) concluded in Hanoi on November 22, with Most Venerable Thích Phổ Tuệ re-honoured as Supreme Patriarch of the VBS. 

Construction of new Protestant church started in Ben Tre

Mo Cay Protestant chapter in Ben Tre province’s Mo Cay Nam district under the Evangelical Church of Vietnam (ECVN) (Southern) solemnly held the ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of its church on November 18.

Government Religious Committee receives Laos, Cambodia Buddhist delegations

On November 21, Chief Executive Vice Chairman of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) Bùi Thanh Hà hosted two separate receptions for Buddhist delegations from Laos and Cambodia on occasion of their visit to Vietnam for attending the 8th National Congress of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) in Hà Nội.

Cathedral parish under My Tho Diocese presents gifts to the poor

The pastoral council and caritas of the cathedral parish under My Tho Diocese held on November 19 a charity program for the poor living in My Tho City, in response to the World Day of the Poor 19/11 launched by the Catholic Church.

Christian church convenes fifth congress

HCM CITY – The Christian Fellowship Church of Việt Nam began its fifth congress at its headquarters in Thới Tam Thôn commune in HCM City’s Hóc Môn District on November 21.

Medvedev notes Patriarch Kirill's efforts in consolidating multi-million-person Russian world

Moscow, November 21, Interfax - Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in his congratulations to Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia on his birthday noted his personal contribution to maintaining a constant interfaith and interdenominational dialogue and consolidating the Russian world.

GCRA leaders meet with overseas Vietnamese Buddhists

The Government Committee for Religious Affairs held on November 21 a meeting with over 30 overseas Vietnamese Buddhist monks, nuns and followers attending the 8th national congress of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS).

Buddhist Sangha opens 8th Congress

HÀ NỘI – The eighth National Congress of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) opened in Hà Nội yesterday with the participation of 1250 delegates representing the Buddhist church in the country and overseas.

Requiem for victims of traffic accidents held in Tien Giang

The Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS)’s Chapter in Tien Giang province in collaboration with the provincial Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee and Traffic Safety Committee and held on November 17 a requiem to pray for traffic accident victims. 

Nigeria police say at least 50 killed in mosque bombing

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — A teenage suicide bomber attacked as worshippers gathered for morning prayers at a mosque in northeastern Nigeria, killing at least 50 people, police said. It was one of the region’s deadliest assaults in years.

GCRA Vice Chairman meets with Standing Committee of Tay Ninh Caodai Church

On November 17, Vice Chairman of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) Trần Tấn Hùng led a delegation to visit and meet with the Standing Committee of Tay Ninh Caodai Church.

GCRA celebrates Vietnam Teacher’s Day

On November 20, Chairman  of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) Vũ Chiến Thắng visited and met with officials and staffs of the GCRA’s Professional Training School on occasion of Vietnamese Teacher’s Day.

Photo exhibition highlights Buddhist achievements

As many as 450 photos featuring standout achievements of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) during 2012-2017 are on display at the Friendship Cultural Palace in Hanoi.

GCRA disseminates religious laws in Thai Binh

The Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) held on November 17-18 a conference disseminating state policies and laws on belief and religion in Thai Binh province.

France to stop Muslims praying in the street, interior minister says

France will stop Muslims from praying in a Paris suburb, the interior minister has said, following skirmishes between worshippers and authorities.

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