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Home affairs department in Quang Binh extends Christmas greetings to local Catholics

Dak Lak leaders extend Christmas greetings to religious dignitaries

Representative committee of Islamic community in Ninh Thuan holds training on Arabic teaching

Front leader pays pre-Christmas visit to religious dignitaries

Religious affairs committee in Da Nang receives US Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh city

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Israel bombs Hamas TV station in Gaza after warning calls, shots

Israeli warplanes bombed the studios of Hamas’s television station in the Gaza Strip on Monday during a surge in cross-border fighting, Palestinian officials and witnesses said.

CPV official receives religious dignitaries

Politburo member and head of the Vietnam Party Central Committee (CPVCC)’s Commission for Mass Mobilisation Trương Thị Mai hosted religious dignitaries who are deputies of the 14th National Assembly (NA) on November 12.

Russia's Next Weapon: A Church

The Russian military plans to build a military church to bolster the spiritual values of its armed forces.

Verity-Way Caodai Church opens advanced training course in Ca Mau

The Verity-Way Caodai Church’s Standing Board opened on November 10 a advanced training course at the intermediate level in Ca Mau province for key personnel of the church’s parishes.

Và temple dedicated to Saint Tan Vien

Va temple in Son Tay town, on the outskirts of Hanoi, is a sacred destination for Vietnamese pilgrims and a tourist attraction.

Social contributions of Pure-land Buddhist Association in Ca Mau in last five years

Recording to a local report, the social contributions of Pure-land Buddhist Association in Ca Mau was valued at over VND 52 billion for the 2013-2018 period.

Saudi Arabia targets Palestinians in Israel with latest Mecca ban

Saudi Arabia has banned Palestinians and Israeli Muslims from entering the country with temporary passports, ending their chance to make the pilgrimage to Islam’s holiest site, Mecca.

Government religious committee receives U.S. Office of International Religious Freedom

Vice Chairman of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) Bùi Thanh Hà hosted on November 8 a reception for visiting Deputy Director Khashayar M. Ghashghai from the Office of International Religious Freedom under Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, U.S. Department of the State.

Correction-path Caodai Church in Tien Giang reviews annual activities

The Representative Committee of the Correction-path Caodai Church in Tien Giang province held a meeting on November 5 to review its performance in 2018 and approve working plans for 2019 at Tan Nien Trung oratory in Go Cong district.

Pope’s World Day of Peace message: Politics must serve peace

The theme of Pope Francis’ Message for the 52nd World Day of Peace, marked on 1 January 2019, have been revealed in a note and a comment published by the Holy See Press Office.

Government religious committee disseminates new law on information access

The Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) held on November 6 a meeting for disseminating the new Law on Access to Information 2016 to officials and employees of the committee.

Pagoda management training held for Buddhist nuns from Vietnam North

The Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) Sub-Committee for Nun Affairs held on November 1 a training conference on pagoda management and presentation skills for nuns from the North region at Bo De pagoda in Hanoi.

Former Vice Chairman of GCRA receives retire decision

The Ministry of Home Affairs held on November 1st a ceremony to hand over the retirement decision to Former Vice Chairman of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) Dương Ngọc Tấn.

Government religious committee official meets with Zen Buddhist Master Thích Nhất Hạnh

A delegation of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) led by Vice Chairman Bùi Thanh Hà paid on November 2 a visit to Zen Buddhist Master Thích Nhất Hạnh currently staying in Tu Hieu Monastery in Hue city.

Roundtable discussion on promoting religious resources for development held in Hanoi

The Central Theoretical Council in collaboration with the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences (VASS) held on November 2 a seminar on promotion of religious resources for national development in Hanoi.

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