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Our Lady of Lavang Pilgrimage Centre opens the Month of Flowers 2014

On May 1 2014, at the Our Lady of Lavang Pilgrimage Centre, Archbishop Francis Xavier Lê Văn Hồng, Archdiocese of Hue presided over the opening ceremony for the Month of Flowers 2014 to honor the Virgin Mary – Mother of Catholic Church

Binh Thuan province: a training course on State religious affairs for officials

On April 2014, the Binh Thuan’s Department of Home Affairs (Committee for Religious Affairs) in collaboration with the Professional School for Religious Affairs under the Government Committee for Religious and the Political School held a training course on religion and State religious affairs for local officials in charge of religious affairs in Binh Thuan province.

Grand opening ceremony held for the UN Day of Vesak 2014 in Vietnam

In the early morning of May 8, 2014, at the main hall of Bai Dinh pagoda in Gia Sinh commune, Gia Vien district, Ninh Binh province, the opening ceremony was solemnly held for the UN Day of Vesak 2014.  The event's message is “Buddhist Perspective towards Achieving the UN Millennium Development Goals”.

Phat Tich Ashrama at Matxcova built a Buddhist worshipping place

On April 19th in Hanoi – Matxcova Incentra culture and trade Centre, Phat Tich ashrama in Matxcova held a ceremony to announce the building of Matxcova Buddhist worshipping place.

The Executive Board of Tay Ninh’s Vietnam Buddhist opens the summer retreat 2014 – B.E 2558 - and celebrates Vesak

On May 3rd, 2014 at Phuoc Thanh pagoda, An Tinh commune, Trang Bang district, the Executive Board of Tay Ninh’s Vietnam Buddhist Sangha solemnly held the opening ceremony for summer retreat 2014 – B.E.2558.

Ceremony honoring the Buddhist business elites coming to Yen Tu

On April 26th 2014, at Trinh pagoda – Yen Tu, Phuong Dong ward, Uong Bi city, Quang Ninh province, the Vietnamese Communist Party Electronic Magazine in cooperation with Quang Ninh’s Vietnam Buddhist Sangha organized the programme "Buddhist and business elite’s journey to Yen Tu sacred mountain" with the aim to promote the Buddhist spirit of close attachment to the nation, and foster the tradition “while drinking the water, remembering it’s source” and the philosophical values of Buddhism among businessmen.

A ceremony held to inaugurate the Phu Cuong Cathedral

On April 25th 2014, Phu Cuong diocese solemnly held a ceremeny to inaugurate Phu Cuong cathedral in Thu Dau Mot city, Binh Duong province.

Sai Gon Diocese: A ceremony held for the new Archbishop officially taking office

On April 24th, at Ho Chi Minh Notre Dame Cathedral, a ceremony was held for new Archbishop (Bishop Bui Van Doc). Attending the ceremony were bishops of 25 dioceses, priests, clergymen and Catholics inside and outside the Archdiocese.

Bronze Buddha statues unearthed in Da Nang

Two bronze Buddha statues and bells, gongs and lights have been excavated by workers using excavators to level gardens in Da Nang.

Ho Chi Minh City: Architecture of Mieu Noi (floating temple) was classified as municipal architectural heritage

Mieu Noi (Phu Chau Temple) in the ward 5, Go Vap district, considered as one of the most unique architectural work in Vietnam has been recognized by Ho Chi Minh People’s Committee as a municipal architectural heritage.

Vietnamese Buddhists celebrate Buddha’s Birthday in Japan

Amid the global atmosphere ahead of the upcoming United Nations Day of Vesak 2014, the Vietnamese Buddhist followers in Japan held a ceremony celebrating Buddha’s 2558th birthday at Nisshinkutsu Pagoda in Tokyo, on May 4. 

The Caodai Tay Ninh Church: a training course held for deacons

On May 4 2014, Representative Board of Caodai Tay Ninh church opened the first training course for deacons in Thanh Long parish, Chau Thanh district. This is the first course in total of 14 training courses for deacons in 75 parishes in Tay Ninh province

VFF President congratulates the Buddha’s birthday 2014

On the occasion of the Buddha’s birthday, President of the Central Committee of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Nguyễn Thiện Nhân sent a letter congratulating Vietnamese Buddhist dignitaries, monks and nuns, and believers in and outside the country

The Archbishop of Hanoi diocese congratulates the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha on Buddha’s birthday

On April 30 2014, at the Office of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) (Quan Su pagoda) Archbishop of Hanoi diocese Pierre Nguyễn Văn Nhơn visited and congratulated the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha on the occasion of the upcoming celebration of Vesak 2014

Tay Ninh province: Ngoc Nhu monastery inaugurates main worshipping facility

On April 27, 2014 Ngoc Nhu monastery held a ceremony to inaugurate its main worshipping facility at Cau Truong village, Hao Duoc commune, Chau Thanh district, Tay Ninh province

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