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President Barack Obama meets with Pope Francis

On March, 27, 2014, Pope Francis had a meeting with President Barack Obama at the Vatican. Accompanying the President included U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry and the members of the U.S delegation. President Barack Obama met with Pope Francis just in his first time on the Europe tour. 

Moscow to get first Buddhist temple

Moscow will build its first Buddhist temple. It has been planned to start construction in northeastern Moscow this year.

Vice President visits Phat Tich pagoda

On March 13, 2014 a delegation led by Vice – President Nguyễn Thị Doan visited Phat Tich pagoda on occasion of upcoming Buddhist cultural festival of India

A ceremony held for commemoration of the passing away of Great Physician – Zen Master Tue Tinh

On March 15th, 2014 the Ministry of Health and People’s Committee of Quang Ninh province held a ceremony in Yen Tu Pagoda, Quang Ninh province to commemorate the passing away of Great Physician Zen – Master Tue Tinh. 

Myanmar: Monks face criminal charges for disgracing Buddhism

Some monks are being slapped with criminal charges under Act 259(A), which covers acts that involve religious disgrace, according to the Ministry of Religious Affairs.

Buddhist charity comes to Philippine church's rescue

The world’s largest Buddhist charity is helping rebuild a Catholic church in Tacloban City that was badly damaged by Super Typhoon Haiyan last November.

Gia Lai inaugurates a Protestant church

On March 10 2014, (Ia Sao chapter, in Ia Sao commune, Ia Grai district, Gia Lai province) under the Evangelical Church of Vietnam (Southern) (ECVN) held a ceremony to inaugurate its a new church

Spiritual refreshment and Holy communion for Protestant women

To implement the pastoral program of the Evangelical Church of Vietnam (Southern), on the occasion of Protestant women’s day and International Women’s Day, on March 8 – 9, 2014, the Protestant Representative Board in provinces of Khanh Hoa, An Giang, Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh city in collaboration with Women Board of the General Church held a spiritual refreshment and Holy communion course for Protestant women

The Samaritan’s Purse International Relief provides 5000 gift boxes to the Evangelical Church of Vietnam (Southern) in Tien Giang province

On February 26 – 27 2014, Tien Giang Children’s Fund and the Samaritan’s Purse International Relief (SPIR) – an NGO distributed 4.356 gift boxes to disadvantage pupils in Dong Thanh elementary and high schools, Go Cong Tay district; Tan Thoi, Tan Phu School, Tan Phu Dong district, Tien Giang province. Representatives from the provincial Committee for Religious Affairs, agencies and the Evangelical Church of Vietnam (Southern), Ap Bac and My Tho chapters also attended the ceremony.

An Giang: Preparation works for Congress of Hoà Hảo Buddhism

In the afternoon of Feb, 28, 2014, a working session between authorities and Hoà Hảo Central Management Council was held at the  An Hòa Tự (or An Hòa temple), Head Office of Hoà Hảo Central Management Council.

Ho Chi Minh city: Open a class for basic studies of Holy Bible

On February 25, 2014, The Christian Education Committee of the Evangelical Church of Vietnam (Southern) and  the Protestant Representative Board of Ho Chi Minh city opened the long - term basic Holy Bible study class, the Saint Paul course 1st year at To Hien Thanh Protestant Church, Ho Chi Minh city.

The Biblical and Theological Institute starts academic year 2014

On March 4 2014, the Biblical and Theological Institute under the Evangelical Church of Vietnam (Southern) in District 2, Ho Chi Minh city held a ceremony to start academic year 2014. This year is the 3rd year for the 5th course  and 2nd year for 6th course  with total of 147 students and 18 lecturers who will teach in two semesters in 8 months

A book on Hinduism stopped from publication

According to BBC, the Penguin India decided to cancel all prints of a book on Hinduism by Wendy Doniger – an American researcher. The book "The Hindus: An Alternative History" was published by Penguin Group (USA) in 2009 and republished in 2010.

More than 1000 Buddhists delegates to attend the UN Day of Vesak 2014

The precise number of official delegates is 1.005, in which 965 delegates from provincial Executive Board of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS); 40 delegates from 13 the Central Committees and 4  Institutes of the VBS

Vinh Long: Đình Khao pilgrimage centre inaugurates its new church

On February 22, 2014, the Pilgrimage Center of St. Philip Phan Văn Minh - Đình Khao held a ceremony to inaugurate its new church at Vinh Long locality, Vinh Long diocese of Thanh Duc commune, Long Ho District, Vinh Long Province.

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