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New Catholic church in Ca Mau inaugurated

Rau Dua parish under Can Tho diocese in Ca Mau province’s Cai Nuoc district inaugurated its new church at a ceremony held on July 13. 

Champa culture antiques uncovered in Phu Yen province

Archaeologists from the Vietnam Institute of Archaeology have discovered antiques and architectural works of Champa culture dating back to the fourth century in Dong Mieu area in Phu Hoa district in the south-central coastal province of Phu Yen.

Filipino chosen as first Asian head of the Dominicans

Filipino priest, Father Gerard Francisco Timoner III was elected Master of the Order of Preachers, or the Dominican Order, on Saturday, during the ongoing General Chapter of the order in Bien Hoa, Vietnam.

Monument of King Hàm Nghi and Can Vuong soldiers to be built in Quang Tri

The construction of the monument of King Hàm Nghi and Can Vuong soldiers was started at the ground-breaking ceremony held on July 13 at Tan So national relic site located in Quang Tri province’s Cam Lo district.

Yuor Yang ceremony of Cham ethnic people in Ninh Thuan

The Yuor Yang ceremony of Cham people in Ninh Thuan province this year took place from July 7-9 in three Cham’s temples of Po Inu Nugar, Po Klaung Garai and Po Rame.

Charity work of Buddhist nuns in Tien Giang

Superior Nun Thích nữ Tịnh Nghiêm, Head of Sub-committee for nun affairs of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha chapter in Tien Giang province handed over two charitable houses to disadvantaged families in My Phuoc town of the province’s Tan Phuoc district on July 12.

Agreement Signed Between Holy See and Burkina Faso

‘The two Parties, although safeguarding the independence and autonomy that are their own, are committed to collaborate for the moral, spiritual and material wellbeing of the human person and for the promotion of the common good’

Thai Buddhist Monks Wearing Robes Made from Recycled Plastic Bottles

Disposable plastic bottles remain a major environmental threat to the planet, however the monks of Wat Chak Daeng, a Buddhist temple on the artificial island of Bang Kachao in Bangkok, Thailand, have been integrating their Dharma practice with environmental awareness by recycling plastic bottles to make monastic robes. 

Former President Trương Tấn Sang visits Vi Xuyen national martyrs cemetery

Former President Trương Tấn Sang paid a visit to Vi Xuyen national martyrs cemetery on July 11 on occasion of the 72th anniversary of Vietnamese Wounded Soldiers’ and Martyrs’ Day (July 27) and the 40th anniversary of Northern border defense war.

GCRA holds training workshop on Voffice

The Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) held on July 11 a workshop for training application skills of Virtual Office (Voffice) to officers and staffers of GCRA’s departments.

Grave & worshipping temple of Đỗ Công Tường receive national recognition

The grave and the worshipping temple of Mr. Đỗ Công Tường and his wife located in Le Loi Street of Cao Lanh city, Dong Thap province have formally received the status of a national historical & cultural relic at a ceremony held on July 10.

GCRA’s Trade Union reviews six-month work

The Trade Union of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) reviewed its performances in the first six months of 2019 at a meeting held on July 10.

An Giang authorities ban unauthorized digging for artifacts at Oc Eo relic site

A newly issued regulation on coordinated management, protection and promotion of Oc Eo Culture Relic Site approved by the provincial People’s Committee of An Giang bans unauthorized digging and finding of artifacts at the site.

U.S. faith leaders issue call for diplomacy, not war, with Iran

Faith leaders across the United States have released a jointly signed statement entitled "Back from the Brink: Faith leaders call for diplomacy, not war, with Iran" as tensions between the old foes have ratcheted up in recent weeks in the Gulf region.

Government religious committee leader congratulates General Chapter of Preachers Order

Upon an invitation from the Order of Preachers, also known as the Dominican Order, Chairman of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs on July 8 visited and attended the General Elective Chapter no. 290 of the Order held in Vietnam for the first time.

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