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Bac Ninh reviews six-month administration on belief & religion

Dissemination of religious law to Christians in Gia Lai

Religious affairs training for local officials held in Bac Ninh

Meeting with religious dignitaries, outstanding people of ethnic groups in Binh Thuan

Religious affairs training held in Tien Giang

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Inspection of belief & religion law implementation in Hung Yen

A delegation of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs paid an inspection visit to Hung Yen province on May 27-31 for inspecting the implementation of the new law on belief and religion in the province.

Indonesia inaugurates first Catholic university in Flores

The Indonesian government has inaugurated the first Catholic university on the island of Flores.

GCRA extends congratulations to Islamic communities on occasion of closing Ramadan

On occasion of the end of Ramadan 2019, Director of Belief and Other Religions Department under the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) Nguyễn Ánh Chức has led a delegation to visit several Islamic communities in Vietnam South.

The 5th Culture, Sports and Tourism festival of Cham people to be held in Phu Yen

The 5th Culture, Sports and Tourism festival of Cham people will take place in August 2019 in Phu Yen province.

Hoa Hao Buddhist church convenes fifth national congress

The Hoa Hao Buddhist Church convened its fifth national congress for the 2019-2024 tenure on June 4-5 at An Hoa pagoda located in Phu Tan district, the southern province of An Giang.

Chieu Trung temple festival 2019 in Ha Tinh

Chieu Trung temple festival marking the 573th anniversary of General Lê Khôi’s death (1446-2019) took place from June 3-5 in Ha Tinh province’s Thach Ha district.

Religious training for local officials held in Quang Ngai

The Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) in collaboration with Quang Ngai provincial steering board for religious affairs held on June 5 a religious affairs training for local officials.

Bodh Gaya’s Mahabodhi Temple to Receive New Hi-tech Illumination System

The Mahabodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya, India, one of the most sacred Buddhist sites in the world, will soon by illuminated by a state-of-the art LED lighting system by the end of this year, with funding for the extraordinary initiative offered by Siddhartha’s Intent India with support from Khyentse Foundation and Vana Foundation. The new lighting system is designed to illuminate every part of the temple in accordance with the highest safety and quality standards to ensure a long-lasting and sustainable solution.

Ly Son island to hold 2nd Culture and Tourism Week

The 2nd Culture and Tourism Week in Ly Son themed “Ly Son - Essence of a heritage” will take place from June 20-26.

Indonesia prepares for Idul Fitri holiday 2019

Indonesia is preparing for Idul Fitri 2019, the Muslim holiday marking the end of Ramadan, the month of fasting, that will fall on June 5-6. 

25th anniversary of priesthood ordination in Hanoi Archdiocese

Hanoi Cathedral held on June 3 a ceremony for celebrating the 25th anniversary of priesthood ordination of Priests Lorenso Chu Văn Minh, Martino Nguyễn Bá Thỉnh, Peter Nguyễn Văn Nghị, Joseph Trịnh Ngọc Hiên, Stephano Nguyễn Văn Hiền and Joseph Nguyễn Văn Đài.

VBS Chapter in Thai Binh holds meeting on Buddha Birthday, summer retreat course

The Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS)’s Executive Committee in Quang Binh province held on May 31 a meeting to review the Buddha’s Birthday activities and pointed out the working plan on the summer retreat course 2019 (B.E. 2563) in the province.

Final Islamic Summit declaration calls for Palestinians’ right to independent state

The “Mecca Declaration” of the 14th Islamic Summit focused on the issue of Palestine and reiterated the Organization of Islamic Cooperation’s (OIC) call for the Palestinians’ right to statehood.

Incarnation - Consecration - Mission Congregation inaugurates abbey in Da Lat

The Incarnation - Consecration - Mission (ICM) Congregation under the Da Lat diocese held on May 31 a thanksgiving ceremony for inaugurating a new abbey located in Da Lat city.

Bac Ha Plateau Festival kicks off

An opening ceremony of the Bac Ha Plateau Festival was held in Bac Ha town, the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai, on June 1.

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