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Kon Tum authorities extend congratulations to new Vicar General of Kon Tum diocese

Religious Committee in Ha Tinh celebrates 65th anniversary of state governance on belief and religion

Training conference on religion held in Thanh Hoa

District authorities in Ha Giang holds exchange meeting on founding anniversary of state management on belief, religion

Training on climate change adaptation held for religious clerics in Thai Binh

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Worship of Hung Kings – an intangible heritage of Vietnam

The practice of worshiping the Hung Kings in Phu Tho province was recognized by UNESCO as part of the world’s intangible cultural heritage in 2012. The Hung Kings ritual, which has existed for thousands of years, shows the enduring vitality of Vietnamese culture.

Buddhist summer retreat in Ha Tinh started

The three-month summer retreat for Buddhist monks and nuns in Vietnam’s Central province of Ha Tinh in 2020 (B.E. 2564) was formally started at a solemn ceremony held on July 12.

New Caodai oratory to be built in Lam Dong

Di Linh parish under the Tay Ninh Caodai Church in Lam Dong province’s Di Linh district held on July 09 the ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of its new oratory.

Seminar on Mandarin Trần Hữu Thành held in Nam Dinh

A seminar on Mandarin Trần Hữu Thành was held in Nam Dinh province’s Y Yen district on July 12.

Memorial tablet for Emperor Hàm Nghi installed in Quang Tri

A memorial tablet for the Nguyen Emperor Hàm Nghi was moved from the The Mieu Temple in Hue to Quang Tri Province in a procession that took place on July 12.

Catholic women group promoting better social, religious life launched in Ha Tinh

A group of local Catholic women set up in Trang Son village, Khanh Vinh Yen commune, Ha Tinh province’s Can Loc district for boosting a better secular and religious life formally made its debut at a ceremony held on July 8. 

Hagia Sophia declared a mosque hours after court ruling

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has signed a decree converting Hagia Sophia, the former cathedral of Holy Wisdom in Istanbul, into a mosque.

Photo contest launched on Buddhism and life in Vietnam

The Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha has launched a photo contest on the theme of Buddhism and life to mark the upcoming 712th anniversary of the passing of Emperor Trần Nhân Tông, who founded the Truc Lam Zen School.

Catholic Solidarity Committee in Thanh Hoa reviews six-month performance

The Committee for Solidarity of Vietnamese Catholics (CSVC) in Thanh Hoa province held on July 9 a meeting to review its affairs in the first six months of 2020.

Bà chúa xứ Festival applies for UNESCO intangible cultural heritage status

The cultural authority of the southern province of An Giang is preparing documents for the Bà Chúa Xứ (The Lady of the Realm) Festival in Châu Đốc to be recognised as an intangible cultural heritage by the UN cultural agency UNESCO.

Special programme honours global Hùng King's descendants

A special online progamme took place on Tuesday night in Hanoi and connected 10 other areas in Vietnam and over the world to honour individuals and organisations known as "Hùng King's descendants" for their outstanding contribution to preserving national values.

UN Human Rights Council talks about rights of people with disabilities amid climate change

The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) looked into the rights of people with disabilities in the context of climate change during its 44th session in Geneva on July 8.

GCRA leader receives U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam

Chairman of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) Vũ Chiến Thắng hosted on July 7 a reception for visiting U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel J. Kritenbrink.

Hoa Hao Buddhism marks 81st founding anniversary

The Hoa Hao Buddhist Church’s Central Executive Committee held a ceremony in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang on July 8 to mark the sect’s 81st founding anniversary, attended by Buddhists from 18 cities and provinces nationwide.

VFF leader congratulates Hoa Hao Buddhism anniversary

Vice President and Secretary General of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee Hầu A Lềnh visited and congratulated the Central Executive Committee of the Hoa Hao Buddhist Church in the Southern province of An Giang on July 6, on the occasion of the 81st founding anniversary of Hoa Hao Buddhism (the 18th day of the fifth lunar month).

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