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Government Committee for Religious Affairs meets representatives of Protestant organizations in Ho Chi Minh city

On the occasion of the Lunar New Year 2014, on January 21, 2014, in Ho Chi Minh City, the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) held a meeting with leaders and dignitaries of eight recognized Protestant organizations to review their performance in 2013 and discuss plans for 2014. 

Government Committee for Religious Affairs leader pays Tet visits to some religious organizations in Hanoi

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Lang Son Bishop’s Office representatives pay Tet visit to Government Committee for Religious Affairs

On January 16, a delegation from the Lang Son Bishop’s Office led by Bishop Đặng Đức Ngân visited the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) on the occasion of the Lunar New Year 2014.

Government Committee for Religious Affairs introduces Constitution to religious dignitaries

Attending the event were nearly 100 dignitaries and monks who represented religions operating in Vietnam. The meeting introduced the full text of the 2013 revised Constitution, which took effect on January 1, 2014, as well as its basic new contents.

President Trương Tấn Sang visits Phật tích Trúc Lâm Bản Giốc Pagoda

On January 11, 2014, at Phật tích Trúc Lâm Bản Giốc Pagoda near Bản Giốc waterfall, Đàm Thủy commune, Trùng Khánh district, the northern mountainous province of Cao Bằng, a solemn ceremony was held to sanctify the statue of Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva.

Protestant representative boards elected in many provinces

In accordance with the Charter and provisions of the Protestant Church and with the approval of the provincial authorities, in January 2013, Protestant representative boards in some provinces, in coordination with the Executive Board of the General Confederation of Vietnam Evangelical Churches (Southern Region), elected provincial Protestant representative boards for the 2014-2015 term. Here are some images in the localities:

The Government Committee for Religious Affairs leader receives Vietnam Christian fellowship Church delegation

On January 10, 2014, a delegation from the Vietnam Christian fellowship Church led by pastor Đinh Thiên Tứ visited the Government Committee for Religious Affairs on the occasion of the Lunar New Year 2014. Welcoming the delegation was Mr. Bùi Thanh Hà, Vice Chairman of the Committee.

Vietnam Committee for Catholic Solidarity delegation visits and extends New year wishes to Government Committee for Religious Affairs

On January 9, 2014, Priest Trần Xuân Mạnh, Vice Chairman and General Secretary of the Vietnam Committee for Catholic Solidarity (VCCS), visited the Government Committee for Religious Affairs on the occasion of the upcoming Lunar New Year (Tet) 2014.

Government Committee for Religious Affairs holds meeting to exchange religious affairs experience with Laos

On January 6, 2014, in the central city of Da Nang, the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) held a meeting to exchange religious affairs experience with the Central Committee of the Lao Front for National Construction (LFNC).

Government Committee for Religious Affairs extends Christmas greetings to Hanoi Archdiocese

On December 23, 2013, a delegation from the Government Committee for Religious Affairs led by Mr. Phạm Dũng, Deputy Minister of Home Affairs and Chairman of the Committee, visited and extended Christmas greetings to Catholic dignitaries and followers at the Archdiocese of Hanoi. Joining the delegation was also Mr. Dương Ngọc Tấn, Vice Chairman of the Committee.

Conference gathers comments on draft Ordinance on amendments and supplements to several articles of the Ordinance on Belief and Religion

On December 18, 2013 the Government Committee for Religious Affairs under the Ministry of Home Affair (the agency in charge of drafting the revised Ordinance) held a conference to collect comments from the state administration on religious affair sector on the contents of the first revised Ordinance.

Government Committee for Religious Affairs extends Christmas greetings to the General Evangelical Church of Vietnam (North)

On December 20, 2013, a delegation from Government Committee for Religious Affairs led by Mr. Bùi Thanh Hà, Vice Chairman of the Committee, visited and extended greetings to Protestant dignitaries and followers at the General Evangelical Church of Vietnam (North) on the occasion of Christmas 2013.

Hanoi Archdiocese convenes 11th Youth Day

The November 27 opening ceremony saw the attendance of Archbishop Leopoldo Girelli, Vatican's non-resident special envoy to Vietnam, Bishop Pierre Nguyen Van De of Thai Binh diocese, and Bishops from 10 northern and central dioceses.

Commission on Charitable and Social Action -Caritas Vietnam holds annual conference

The Commission on Charitable and Social Action – Caritas Vietnam under the Catholic Bishop’s Conference of Vietnam solemnly held its 2013 annual conference themed “Brothers: Feed them yourselves” at Xuan Loc diocese in the southern province of Dong Nai on November 27-29.

Lang Son – Cao Bang diocese celebrates its centenary

On November 21, 2013, at the cathedral of Lang Son-Cao Bang diocese, a grand ceremony was held to mark the 100th founding anniversary of the diocese. 

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