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Kha Canh chapter celebrates 80th founding anniversary and appoints new administrator

On October 24, 2013, the Kha Canh chapter (Church) of the Evangelical Church of Vietnam (Northern) in Hong Tien commune, Kien Xuong district, the northern province of Thai Binh held a ceremony to mark the 80th founding anniversary and appoint its new administrator.

Government Committee for Religious Affairs receives dignitaries from Hung Hoa Diocese

On November 12, 2013, a delegation of dignitaries from Hung Hoa Diocese headed by bishop Vũ Tất visited the Government Committee for Religious Affairs. Welcoming the delegation were Mr. Dương Ngọc Tấn, Vice Chairman of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs, Mr. Nguyễn Hữu Nhường, head of the Committee Office, and officials from the Department of Catholic Affairs.

Conference collects ideas on draft Ordinance on amendments and supplements to some articles of the Ordinance on Belief and Religion

On October 31, 2013, the Government Committee for Religious Affairs held a conference to gather comments on the draft Ordinance on amendments and supplements to some articles of the Ordinance on Belief and Religion.

Gia Lai province: Plei Klan Protestant Group holds 1st congress

To continue the implementation of the Ordinance on Belief and Religion and the Government’s Decree 92/2012/ND-CP detailing and providing measures to implement the Ordinance on Belief and Religion, with the approval of People’s Committee of Gia Lai province, on October 25, 2013, the Protestant group of Plei Klan under the General Confederation of the Evangelical Church of Vietnam (Southern) held its first Congress at Ia Bang commune, Chu Prong district, Gia Lai province.

Binh Thuan: Work starts on Vo Xu church

On October 10, 2013, a ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of the Vo Xu church under the General Confederation of the Evangelical Church of Vietnam (Southern) was held at Ward 8, Vo Xu town, Duc Linh district, the central province of Binh Thuan.

Bac Lieu: Work starts on Hoa Binh church

On October 24, 2013, the Hoa Binh chapter of the General Confederation of Evangelical Church of Vietnam (Southern) held a ground–breaking ceremony for the construction of its church on an area of 3,295 sq.m in Hoa Binh town, Hoa Binh district, the Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu.

My Tho Diocese’s Caritas donates wheelchairs

On October 23, 2013, Rev. Paul Trần Chí Thanh, head of the Caritas of the My Tho chapter (the Caritas of the My Tho Diocese) presented 15 wheelchairs to old and disabled people (irrespective of religion) with special difficulties in Go Cong Dong and Tan Phu Dong districts and My Tho city, the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang.

Binh Thuan province: Pastor ordination service

On October 24, 2013, at the Evangelical Church 1 of the Evangelical Church of Vietnam (the South) in the central province of Binh Thuan held a pastor ordination service for eight licensed ministers. They include:

Cao Dai followers celebrate grand ritual

On September 19 (the fifteenth day of the eighth month, Lunar calendar), more than 200,000 Cao Dai followers and people in southern provinces flocked to the Tay Ninh Holy See in Hoa Thanh district, Tay Ninh province for a grand ritual called “Hoi Yen Dieu Tri Cung”.

Da Nang: work starts on Vietnam United World Mission Church headquarters

On September 17, 2013, the Vietnam United World Mission Church held a ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of its headquarters in Hoa Xuan ward, Cam Le district, the central city of Da Nang.

International seminar “the rich heritage of religious diversity in Vietnam and its contributions to Vietnamese society”

On September 25-26, 2013 the Government Committee for Religious Affairs in cooperation with the European Union (EU) delegation to Vietnam held an international seminar entitled “The rich heritage of religious diversity in Vietnam and its contribution to Vietnamese society” at Candeo Hotel in Hanoi.

The Government Committee for Religious Affairs delegation visits the Vatican

A seven-member delegation from the Vietnam Government Committee for Religious Affairs led by Mr. Pham Dzung,Deputy Minister of Home Affairs and Chairman of the Committee paid a working visit to the Vatican from September 15 to 20, 2013.

Government Committee for Religious Affairs visits and congratulates new President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Vietnam

On October 21, 2013, a delegation from the Government Committee for Religious Affairs headed by its Vice Chairman Mr. Dương Ngọc Tấn visited the Diocese of My Tho (32 Hung Vuong Street, Ward 7, My Tho city, Tien Giang province)  to congratulate Archbishop Paul Bùi Văn Đọc on his appointment as Coadjutor Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Ho Chi Minh City cum Apostolic Administrator of the vacant nutum et Sanctae Sedis of the Diocese of My Tho and his election as President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Vietnam (CBCV) for the 2013-2016 term at the 12th Assembly of the CBCV.

Vietnam Baptist Church (Southern) representatives visit Government Committee for Religious Affairs

On August 28, 2013, at the headquarter of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs, Mr. Nguyễn Thanh Xuân, Vice - Chairman of the Committee, received a Vietnam Baptist Church (South) delegation led by Pastor Đào Xuân Tiến, who visited the Government Committee for Religious Affairs on the occasion the 68th anniversary of National Day (Sept.2, 1945 - 2013)

Conference to gather comments on document guiding State management on the worship of Mother Goddess

On September 10, 2013 the Government Committee for Religious Affairs held a conference to collect opinions on a document guiding on State management on the worship of Mother Goddess.

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