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Government religious committee asks VBS to verify information relating Ba Vang pagoda

Right after the information and videos published in newspapers and internet with alleged superstitious activities in Ba Vang pagoda, the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) on March 20 sent separate official notes to Quang Ninh provincial religious committee and the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha’s (VBS) Executive Council.

Cuong temple festival opens in Nghe An

Cuong temple festival in Nghe An province’s Dien Chau district is taking place from March 17-21.

Nghinh Ong festival kicks off in Ca Mau

Nghinh Ong (Whale worshipping) festival in Song Doc town of Ca Mau province’s Tran Van Thoi district kicked off on March 20.

New deacons ordained in Hue Archdiocese

Eight new deacons from the Congregation of the Sacred Heart of Hue and six new deacons from the archdiocese were ordained at a solemn ceremony held on March 19 in Hue Archdiocese.

GCRA set up assisting team helping UN Day of Vesak celebrations

An assisting team of the Joint-working Group established for helping the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) hosting the UN Day of Vesak 2019 in Vietnam has been set up at a meeting held on March 19.

Australia boosts security for mosques, places of worship

Morrison said he would provide $39 million in 'community safety grants' with a priority placed on security at 'religious schools, places of religious worship and religious assembly.

China issues white paper on anti-terrorism, human rights protection in Xinjiang

The State Council Information Office on Monday issued a white paper on the fight against terrorism and extremism and human rights protection in Xinjiang.

Huong Pagoda welcomes over 1 million visitors

Huong Pagoda Festival, the longest of its kind in Vietnam, has welcomed over 1 million visitors so far this year, according to the organizing board.

Court gives Islamic authority deadline in holy site closure

The Jordanian-appointed waqf council that oversees Muslim holy sites in Jerusalem has 60 days to respond to the closure of a disputed compound near the Golden Gate in Jerusalem's Old City, the Jerusalem Magistrates' Court said on Sunday.

Ash Wednesday in My Tho diocese

Bishop Peter Nguyễn Văn Khảm of My Tho diocese presided over on March 6 the Ash Wednesday starting Lent 2019.

Pope Angelus: Appeal for prayer and peace following NZ attacks

Pope Francis during the Sunday Angelus appeals for renewed gestures of peace and prayer to combat hatred and violence following the massacres at two mosques in New Zealand.

Religious training for local officials held in Quang Binh

The Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) opened an extensive training on state management on religion in Quang Binh province at a ceremony on March 14.

Chau Van singing festival 2019 in Vinh Phuc

Van and Chau Van singing (traditional folk art of northern Vietnam) festival 2019 will be held at Thong temple under Tay Thien cultural centre in Vinh Phuc on March 18-19.

New rice ceremony of M’nong Gar performed

The new rice ceremony of M’nong Gar in Dak Lak province was performed at the cultural center of the provincial Department of Culture, Sports, and Tourism on March 12, as part of activities to mark the 44th anniversary of the Buon Ma Thuot Victory and echo the 7th Buon Ma Thoat Coffee Festival 2019.

Diem village festival honoring creator of love duet singing

Diem village festival 2019 in the northern province of Bac Ninh which honours Vua Ba (Female King) - the creator of quan ho (love duet singing) opened on March 11 (the sixth day of the second lunar month).

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