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Pchum Ben suspended amid Covid concerns

The government has ordered a suspension of Pchum Ben, effective from September 25, to contain the spread of Covid-19 after dozens of cases have been detected in some pagodas in the first two days of the 15-day festival.

Minh Su Theravada Buddhist Church proactively joins Covid-19 prevention work

In the context of ongoing Covide-19 outbreak in provinces and cities, especially in Southern region, Minh Su Theravada Buddhist Church has strictly implemented preventive measures guided by the Government, the GCRA and local authorities and made practical contributions to the pandemic prevention work.

Government religious committee pays visit Khmer pagoda in Ho Chi Minh city

Vice Chairman of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) cum Head of the Home Affairs Ministry’s working group Nguyễn Tiến Trọng on September 18 visited and met with Khmer dignitaries of Pothiwong pagoda in Ho Chi Minh city.

Hoa Hao Buddhist Church joins hands in Covid-19 pandemic fighting

This year, due to the outbreak of Covid-19 epidemic, Hoa Hao Buddhist Church has issued a dispatch requesting the suspension of activities with large gatherings and asking its members to strictly observe guidelines of the Prime Minister and local authorities.

More religious volunteers sent to frontline in COVID-19 fight

Nineteen volunteers who are Buddhist and Catholic dignitaries and followers in Ho Chi Minh City have joined the frontline forces in COVID-19 treatment in Trung Vuong Hospital and Gia Dinh People’s Hospital in the city.

GCRA’s official visits Vietnam Adventist church

Vice Chairman of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) cum Head of the Home Affairs Ministry’s working group Nguyễn Tiến Trọng on September 23 visited and met with the Vietnam Adventist Church in Ho Chi Minh City’s Phu Nhuan district.

Government religious committee official visits Buddhist Sangha in Ho Chi Minh City
Vice Chairman of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) cum Head of the Home Affairs Ministry’s working group Nguyễn Tiến Trọng paid on September 20 an exchange visit to the executive committee of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) in Ho Chi Minh City.

GCRA Vice Chairman visits Vietnam Baptist Church
Vice Chairman of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) cum Head of the Home Affairs Ministry’s working group Nguyễn Tiến Trọng on September 21 visited and met with the Vietnam Baptist Church in Ho Chi Minh City.

Vietnam Buddhist Institute in Hanoi opens new school year

The Vietnam Buddhist Institute in Hanoi city held on September 23 a ceremony to open the school year 2020-2021.

GCRA official visits Caodai Churches in Ho Chi Minh City

Vice Chairman of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) cum Head of a working group of Ministry of Home Affairs Nguyễn Tiến Trọng paid visits on September 20 to the Tay Ninh Caodai Church in Ward 1 of Ho Chi Minh City’s District 5 and the Caodai Correction-Path Church in Ward 12 of the city’s District 6.

Religious people in Ca Mau proactively engage in Covid-19 fight

The Southern province of Ca Mau currently has six operative religions of Buddhism, Caodaism, Catholicism, Evangelicalism, Pure-land Buddhism and Hoa Hao Buddhism with over 370,000 followers belonging to the total of 157 organizations and sub-organizations.

My Tho Cathedral church presents relief supplies to locals affected by Covid-19

The Cathedral of My Tho diocese in Tien Giang province’s My Tho City currently has 1,030 Catholic families with 3,360 parishioners and is headed by Priest Jacob Hà Văn Xung.

New superintendent of evangelical chapter in Ca Mau appointed

Commissioned Pastor Lê Cao Sơn  was formally appointed as Superintendent of Hai An evangelical chapter under the Evangelical Church of Vietnam (ECVN) (South) in Nguyen Huan commune, Ca Mau province’s Dam Doi district at an online ceremony held on September 19.

GCRA official pays visits to Buddhist dignitaries in Binh Duong

Vice Chairman of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) cum Head of the Home Affairs Ministry’s working group Nguyễn Tiến Trọng paid on September 18 a visit to the Executive Committee of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS)’s Chapter in Binh Duong province.

23 religious volunteers of 6th batch join Covid-19 frontline force

The Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee in Ho Chi Minh City held on September 18 ceremonies in Giac Ngo pagoda located in Ward 3 of Ho Chi Minh City’s District 10 and Culture and Sports Center of Tan Binh district to see off 23 religious volunteers of the 6th batch to start supporting the frontline of Covid-19 epidemic prevention and control.

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