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Da Nang municipal authorities promulgate coordination regulation between home affairs and culture& sports departments on belief

Authorities in Ninh Thuan exchange with religious organizations on preventive measures against Covid-19 disease

Binh Phuoc authorities carry out disinfection at religious worshipping places

Vietnam to cancel religious events in coronavirus counter measure

Models gathering Catholic women established in Ha Tinh

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Caution, cancellations mark Ash Wednesday in time of virus

The Vatican was going ahead with plans for Pope Francis to celebrate the Ash Wednesday ritual kicking off the Catholic Church’s Lenten season, but elsewhere in Italy Masses were canceled over fears of the new coronavirus and other Catholic countries took precautions.

India: At least 24 die in Delhi communal riots

The death toll in the Indian capital New Delhi from the recent violence rose to 24, officials said Wednesday. 

GCRA’s science council outlines plans of scientific research 2020

The Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) held on February 24 a meeting for reviewing its scientific activities 2019 and outlining plans of works 2020.

Nearly 11 million USD for UNESCO-honoured ancient town conservation

Authorities of the central province of Quang Nam recently approved to earmark 253 billion VND (about 10.91 million USD) for a Hoi An ancient town conservation project in the 2020-2025, with orientation to 2030.

Young priest offers voluntary services to Catholics in quarantined commune of Vinh Phuc

During the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, Priest Joseph Hoàng Trọng Hữu has volunteered coming to a quarantined commune of Son Loi in Vinh Phuc province’s Binh Xuyen district for serving the spiritual life and providing supports to local people.

Government religious committee approves program of history, law subjects taught in religious training institutes

The Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) issued on February 20 a decision approving the program of two subjects of Vietnamese History and Vietnamese Law to be taught in religious training schools.

Catholic solidarity committee in Quang Binh reviews annual performance

The committee for solidarity of Vietnamese Catholics (CSCV) in Quang Binh province reviewed its performance 2019 and set out working plans 2020 at a meeting held on February 20.

Construction of Gieng Tien worshipping site kicks off in Soc Trang

The construction of Gieng Tien (Divine Well) worshipping cultural site in Soc Trang province’s Chau Thanh district considered as the first Khmer cultural village to be built in the province was kicked off at a ceremony held on February 20.

Philippine bishops release additional guidelines to fight coronavirus

Amid continuing concerns about the spread of the coronavirus, Catholics in the Philippines have been asked not to kiss or touch the cross when they venerate it on Good Friday, April 10.

Hue Festival 2020 postponed due to coronavirus epidemic

The highly anticipated Hue Festival 2020 will be postponed due to the spread of fatal novel coronavirus (Covid-19), according to Thua Thien Hue Province’s People’s Committee.

Archaeological ruins of 1000 year-old temple in Tay Ninh

The archaeological research center under the Southern Institute of Social Sciences has explored many archaeological ruins of a 1000 year-old temple at Ben Dinh historical-cultural relic site located in Tay Ninh province’s Ben Cau district.

Social charities of Pure – Land Buddhists in Dong Thap 2019

The Vietnam Pure – Land Buddhist Association in Dong Thap province currently has ten chapters with the total of 71 Buddhist dignitaries, 52 deacons and over 2000 lay practitioners.

Unique festival of Tam Duong – Van Dai villages in Thai Binh

The inter-village festival of Tam Duong and Van Dai villages in Thai Binh province’s Hung Ha district celebrate solidarity and friendship between the two villages that have been established since 700 years ago.

Lam Kinh, a historical site of legends

The Lam Kinh area in Tho Xuan district, Thanh Hoa, is a special national relic that has kept mysterious tales about the most flourishing feudal reign in Vietnam’s history.

New bridge built with Buddhist support inaugurated in Hau Giang

A bridge in Phu Loi commune in Hau Giang province’s Chau Thanh district built with supports of Buddhist followers was formally inaugurated at a ceremony held on February 16.

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