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LFNC delegation concludes Vietnam visit

Vietnam, Laos share experience in state management of religious affairs

Ben Tre authorities hold religious affairs training for local officials

Religious youth festival held in Đà Nẵng

Quang Binh authorities extend congratulation to provincial VBS chapter on Buddhist Parents Day 2019

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Worship of craft ancestors in Hanoi

As time has passed, the commerce in Hanoi’s 36 ancient guild streets has changed, yet the temples in the Old Quarter dedicated to the ancestors of the original crafts remain an important part of Hanoi’s unique culture. 

Hue Sacred Heart Congregation holds professional vows for new votarists

The Congregation of Sacred Heart in Hue held on August 8 a solemn ceremony of professional vows making for clergymen in the congregation.

Delegation of Ho Chi Minh political-national academy meets with religious committee in An Giang

A delegation of the Ho Chi Minh national academy of politics had an exchange meeting on August 6 with the religious committee in An Giang province for learning religious practices in the province.

Religious committee in Gia Lai receives Evangelical church delegation

A delegation of the Evangelical Church of Vietnam (South) led by Pastor Thái Phước Trường, President of the church, visited Gia Lai provincial committee for religious affairs on August 7 during a working trip to the province.

Guimet Museum in Paris Hosts Historic Exhibition, “Buddha, the Golden Legend”

The Guimet Museum in Paris is hosting an extensive exhibition of 159 artifacts highlighting a wealth of iconographic and stylistic collections of Buddhist antiquities from various periods of Asian history—From India to China to Southeast and East Asia. The exhibition, titled “Buddha, the Golden Legend,” was inaugurated on 19 June and will run until 4 November.

Art program marks Vu Lan festival

A special art program with the theme “Proud of Nation and Vietnam mothers”  will be broadcasted at 8pm on August 10 on the VTC1 Channel.

Catholic solidarity committee of Ca Mau, Hanoi share work experiences

The Committee for Solidarity of Vietnamese Catholics (CSVC) in Ca Mau province and Hanoi held an exchange meeting in Ca Mau Parish’s church on August 6.

Labour union in Quang Binh builds charitable house for disadvantaged Catholic family

The Union of Labour in Quang Binh province started on August 6 a construction of a charitable house for the family of Mrs. Đinh Thị Giáo in Bo Trach district’s Lien Trach commune.

Vietnam United World Mission Church convenes 4th congress in Da Nang

The 4th national congress of the Vietnam United Mission Church was started at a ceremony held on August 7 in Phu Hoa Church located in Da Nang City’s Hoa Vang District.

Inspection of religious law implementation in Binh Duong, Long An & Soc Trang

A delegation of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs paid a working visit to provinces on Soc Trang, Long An and Binh Duong from July 15-31 for checking the implementation of the Law on Belief and Religion.

VBS Chapter in Bac Ninh reviews six-month activities

The Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) Executive Committee in Bac Ninh province reviewed its performance in the first six months of 2019 at a meeting held on August 5 at Dai Thanh pagoda located in the province’s Bac Ninh city. 

Saudi security forces getting ready for Hajj

Saudi Arabian security forces took part in a military parade in Mecca on Sunday (August 4) as pilgrims around the world started to converge towards the Muslim holy city for the annual Hajj pilgrimage.

VBS’s subcommittee on Buddhist Families holds training camp in Central Highlands

The Subcommittee on Buddhist Families under the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha’s Central Committee for Buddhists’ Guidance held from August 2-4 a training camp and a seminar at Tu Quang pagoda located in Gia Lai province’s Duc Co district in provinces of Central Highlands.

New Caodai oratory inaugurated in Ben Tre

The management board of Quoi Dien-Hoa Loi Caodai Parish under the Tay Ninh Caodai Church located in Ben Tre province’s Thanh Phu district held on August 4 the inauguration ceremony for the parish’s new oratory.

Divers find temples and treasure in Egypt's ancient city of Heracleion

Gold jewellery, coins and parts of an ancient temple are merely some of the artefacts divers uncovered in Egypt's ancient sunken city of Heracleion. Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities announced the discovery off the coast of the Nile Delta this week. The city is thought to have been built in the 8th century BC.

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