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French Deputy Head of Mission appreciates Vietnamese sympathy after Notre-Dame cathedral fire

Vinh Long authorities extend Easter greetings to local Christian organizations

UNESCO adopts profile on Vietnamese celebrity Chu Văn An’s death anniversary

Prime Minister requests strengthened management of commercial activities and donation at worshipping places

Mai An Tiêm festival opens in Thanh Hoa

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'They fooled us': the men who left Isis in the Philippines

As the caliphate in Syria crumbles, men who fought for ‘true jihad’ in Marawi tell of how the suffering of civilians made them flee

Thanh Liet temple festival in Nghe An receives national title for intangible cultural heritage

A ceremony for receiving the certificate recognizing Thanh Liet temple festival in Nghe An province’s Hung Nguyen district on the national list of intangible cultural heritages was held on March 10.

VBS in Tien Giang hosts grand ceremony in commemoration of Elder Nun Mahapajapati Gotami

The sub-board for nun affairs under the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS)’s Chapter in Tien Giang hosted on March 11 the annual ceremony in My Tho city for commemorating Elder Nun Mahapajapati Gotami and elder nuns of Vietnam Buddhism.

Ede ethnic group holds traditional festival

As part of activities for celebrating the 7th Buon Ma Thuot Coffee Festival 2019, the Ede ethnic group in Dak Lak province’s Ea Tul commune held on March 10 a traditional culture and cuisine festival.

Protestant Church in Da Lat celebrates 90th anniversary

Da Lat Protestant Church under the Evangelical Church of Vietnam (ECVN) (South) held on March 10 a solemn ceremony to celebrate the 90th anniversary of Protestantism in Da Lat city.

Caodai parish in Ben Tre inaugurates new Divine Mother temple

My Hoa Caodai parish in Ben Tre province’s Ba Tri district under the Tay Ninh Caodai Church held on March 9 a solemn ceremony for inaugurating its new Divine Mother temple.

Khmer pagoda in Soc Trang inaugurates main worshipping temple

The Association for Solidarity of Patriotic Buddhist Monks in Soc Trang province in collaboration with Thnol Thmay pagoda’s management board held a ceremony for inaugurating the pagoda’s new main worshipping temple.

Deputy Prime Minister: “To stop deviant astrological remedies”

Deputy Prime Minister Vũ Đức Đam chaired on March 7 a meeting on current issues relating culture, sports and tourism.

Ke temple festival kicks off

Ke temple (Dong Nghiem temple) festival in Dinh Ke ward of Bac Giang city is one of important events of Truc Lam Yen Tu Zen founded by King – Monk Trần Nhân Tông.

Bali island shut down for “Day of Silence”

Indonesia’s resort island Bali fell quiet on March 7 for the annual “Day of Silence” festival, halting flights, internet and closing tourist attractions to allow time for meditation and introspection.

First Pac Po festival opens in Cao Bang province

The Pac Bo festival 2019, the first of its kind, kicked off in the northern mountainous province of Cao Bang on March 6, attracting crowds of locals and visitors.

Ha Nam shows active coordination in hosting UN Vesak Day 2019

The People’s Committee of Ha Nam held a conference on March 5 to launch the plan to coordinate with and support the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha to organise the UN Day of Vesak 2019, which is slated for May 10-15 at the Tam Chuc Buddhist Culture Centre in Kim Bang district.

GCRA receives US Adventist Church Pastors

Vice Chairman of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) Bùi Thanh Hà hosted a reception on March 05 for a visiting delegation from the Adventist Church.

Parishes of Cao Lanh deanery attend Mass in My Tho Cathedral

A delegation of parishes from Cao Lanh deanery pilgrimaged to My Tho diocese’s pastoral centre in Tien Giang province for attending a Mass held on March 1, on the occasion of Lent 2019.

GCRA’s elder experts retire from office

The Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) held on March 4th a ceremony to hand over the retirement decisions to Former Director of the GCRA’s Caodaism Affairs Department Nguyễn Đắc Tuấn and Former Expert of the GCRA’s Southern Religious Affairs Department Nguyễn Thanh Xuân.

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