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Religious affairs committee in Gia Lai pays pre-Tet visit to Buddhist leader

Local authorities of Kien Giang, Dong Thap & Can Tho city hold exchange meetings with religious dignitaries

Local authorities extend Tet greetings to religious followers

Religious dignitaries attend exchange meeting with provincial government of Tay Ninh

Da Nang municipal authorities held exchange meeting with local religious dignitaries

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Nearly 200 evangelicals criticise Christianity Today magazine over editorial call for Trump's impeachment

Harvest pastor Greg Laurie and Liberty University president Jerry Falwell are among the nearly 200 evangelical leaders to have signed an open letter condemning Christianity Today magazine's editorial backing the impeachment of Donald Trump. 

Pope sets term of office for dean of College of Cardinals

After accepting the resignation of 92-year-old Cardinal Angelo Sodano as dean of the College of Cardinals, Pope Francis changed the norms of the office so that the dean would be elected to a five-year term renewable only once.

Buddhists in Can Tho contribute over 24 billion VND to social charities in 2019

The Executive Committee of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) chapter in Can Tho city reviewed its performance 2019 and set out working plans for 2020 at a meeting held on December 23.

Bui Chu diocese honors cornea donors

The Caristas of Bui Chu Diocese in collaboration with the Eye Bank of the Central Eye Hospital held on December 19 for honoring those donating corneas.

Vice President delivers Christmas greetings to Bui Chu diocese

Vice President Đặng Thị Ngọc Thịnh made a visit and extended the best wishes to Catholic dignitaries and followers of the Bui Chu diocese in Xuan Truong district, the northern province of Nam Dinh, on December 23.

Government religious committee extends Christmas celebrations to Long Xuyen diocese

Vice Chairwoman of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs Trần Thị Minh Nga led a delegation on December 20 to visit Long Xuyen diocese in An Giang province on occasion of Christmas 2019.

Prime Minister extends Christmas greetings to Vietnam Adventist Church

A delegation led by Director of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA)’s Southern Religious Affairs Department Trà Quang Thanh visited on December 22 the Vietnam Adventist Church, on occasion of Christmas 2019.

GCRA pays Christmas visits to dioceses of Hai Phong, Bac Ninh, Ban Me Thuot

A delegation from the Government Committee for Religious Affairs led by Deputy Director of the Catholic Affairs Department Đào Thị Đượm has visited dioceses of Hai Phong, Bac Ninh and Ban Me Thuot on occasion of Christmas 2019.

Vinh Quang pagoda in Bac Ninh inaugurates its Sanctum and starts construction of Quan Am lake

Vinh Quang pagoda located in Thuan Thanh district’s Tram Lo commune, Bac Ninh province held on December 22 a ceremony for inaugurating its main worshipping hall and starting the construction of Quan Am lake.

INEB’s SENS 2020 transformative learning program to launch in January

The Bangkok-based International Network of Engaged Buddhists (INEB) has announced the imminent launch of its new School of English for Engaged Social Service (SENS 2020), an annual three-month transformative learning program to nurture young Asian adults and mentor them as community leaders and agents of compassionate social change. The 2020 course kicks off in Thailand in January under the theme “Transform Your English, Transform Your World.”

Vietnam Pure-land Buddhist Association opens training course for college - level medical trainers

The Executive Committee of the Vietnam Pure-land Buddhist Association opened a training course for college-level medical trainers on December 21 at Minh Hung Tu temple located in Ho Chi Minh city.

Buddhist solidarity society in Kien Giang convenes 7th general conference

The society for solidarity of patriotic Buddhist monks in Kien Giang province successfully held on December 20 its 7th general conference.

Ethiopia PM Abiy denounces religious strife after mosque attacks

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Saturday condemned religious violence following attacks on multiple mosques in the Amhara region, the latest unrest targeting religious institutions.

Catholics in Dak Lak join hands to develop homeland

Catholic people in the Central Highlands of Dak Lak have warmly responded to the movement “all people unite to build new-style rural areas, civilized urban areas and to be good in both life and religion” by working hard in production and business, thus contributing to the development of their home villages.

Top legislator extends Christmas greetings to Hanoi Archdiocese

National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân on December 20 visited the Hanoi Archdiocese where she wished local Catholic dignitaries and followers a merry Christmas and a happy new year in 2020.

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