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Buddhist Chapter in Hanoi extends Tet greetings to municipal auhtorities

A delegation of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha’s (VBS) Executive Committee in Hanoi city led by Most Venerable Vice President of the VBS’s Executive Council Thích Bảo Nghiêm paid a visit on January 30 to Hanoi municipal authorities, ahead of Lunar New Year (Tet) 2019. 

Ha Noi’s annual dragon boat race set for February

The annual capital dragon boat race will be held on February 16th and 17th in West Lake, at Lý Tự Trọng Statue Garden, Thanh Niên Road, and Nguyễn Đình Thi Street in Tây Hồ District, said a representative of Hà Nội People’s Committee Department of Culture and Sports.

GCRA holds year-end meeting on trade union & youth activities

Activities of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA)’s Trade and Youth Unions 2018 have been reviewed at a meeting held on January 30.

Ho Chi Minh City leader extends Tet greetings to Tay Ninh Caodai Church

On occasion of a pre-Tet visit to Tay Ninh province, Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Nguyễn Thiện Nhân visited the Tay Ninh Caodai Church on January 29.

Government religious committee holds year-end conference

The year-end conference for reviewing the performance of the central government body in charge of state management on religion 2018 and mapping out its plan of activities was held on January 29.

2 Islam teachers killed after grenade thrown into mosque in Philippines

Authorities say a grenade was thrown into a mosque in the southern Philippines where Muslim teachers were sleeping, killing two and injuring four.

Government religious committee extends Tet greetings to religious organizations in Kon Tum, Gia Lai

On occasion of the Lunar New Year (Tet) 2018, a delegation of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs led by Director of Buddhist Affairs Department Bùi Hữu Dược extended Tet visits to religious organizations and dignitaries in two provinces of Gia Lai and Kon Tum on January 24-26.

Neu pole erection ceremony reenacted at Hue Imperial Citadel

 A ceremony to plant Neu (a tall bamboo pole with red garment strips used to ward off evil spirits during the lunar New Year) was reenacted at the Hue Imperial Citadel in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue’s Hue City on January 28.

Nearly 80 dead, wounded in Philippine bombings

At least 19 people were killed and 48 others wounded in two bomb attacks at a Catholic cathedral in Jolo city, the southern Philippine province of Sulu in the morning of January 27. 

Buddhist, Catholic dignitaries paid Tet visits to government religious committee

Chairman of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs Vũ Chiến Thắng hosted a reception for visiting Vice President of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha’s Central Executive Council Most Venerable Thích Thanh Nhiễu on January 29.

LDS Church pays New Year visit to GCRA

Chairman of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs Vũ Chiến Thắng hosted on January 28 a reception for Evans F. David, President of the Asia Area of the Church of Jesus Christ of Later-day Saints (LDS Church) on occasion of New Year 2019 and Vietnam traditional New Year.

Government religious committee pays Tet visits to religious organizations in Ninh Thuan

Vice Chairman of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) Trần Tấn Hùng led a delegation visiting religious organizations in Ninh Thuan province on January 25 ahead of Lunar New Year (Tet) 2019.

Hanoi leader lauds LDS Church’s performance

Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyễn Đức Chung on January 28 hosted a reception for Evans F.David, President of the Asia Area of the Church of Jesus Christ of Later-day Saints (LDS Church or Mormon Church). 

Vietnam strongly condemns bomb attacks in Philippines

Vietnam strongly condemns the terror bomb attacks on a Catholic cathedral in Jolo island city in the southern Philippine province of Sulu on January 27, spokesperson of the Vietnamese Foreign Ministry Lê Thị Thu Hằng has stated. 

New Year gifts to Ho Chi Minh City and Tra Vinh residents

Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hòa Bình visited and presented New Year gifts to Cham ethnic group in Ho Chi Minh City on January 26. 

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