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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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Deputy PM extends Christmas greetings to Catholics, Protestants

Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hòa Bình on December 21 extended his Christmas greetings to Catholic and Protestant dignitaries and followers in Ho Chi Minh City ahead of the Christmas holiday.

Government religious committee extends congratulation to Hoa Hao Buddhism on 100th anniversary of religious founder’s birthday

The Central Executive Committee of Hoa Hao Buddhist Church held a grand ceremony in southern An Giang province on December 20 to mark the 100th birth anniversary of Founding Master of Hoa Hao Buddhism Huỳnh Phú Sổ.

Government religious committee extend Christmas greetings to Christian Churches in Hanoi

A delegation of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) paid on December 18 - 19 visits to the Christian Churches in Hanoi ahead of Christmas 2019.

NA leader hails contributions of Catholics solidarity committee

National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan has acknowledged the contributions made by the Committee for Solidarity of Vietnamese Catholics to national development.

Phu Tho puts plans in place ahead of Hung Kings Temple Festival 2020

Joining with the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, leaders of the Phu Tho Provincial People's Committee have agreed on the schedule and events which will take part during the upcoming Hung Kings Temple Festival in the northern province of Phu Tho.

VFF leader extends Christmas greetings to Nha Trang Diocese

President of the Central Committee of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Trần Thanh Mẫn paid a visit to Nha Trang Diocese in Central Vietnam on December 18 ahead of Christmas 2019.

GCRA receives Deputy Assistant Secretary of State of the US

Chief of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA)’s Office Nguyễn Văn Long hosted a reception on December 18 for visiting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs Atul Keshap during his working trip to Vietnam.

UNESCO Listing Proposed for Sarnath, Site of the Buddha’s First Sermon

The Varanasi circle of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) this week forwarded a proposal to place Sarnath on the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) list of World Heritage Sites to India’s Ministry of Culture. If listed, Sarnath will become the fourth UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh and the 39th for the country.

Muslim leaders gather in Malaysia for summit shunned by Saudi

Leaders and senior representatives from some 20 Muslim nations flocked to the Malaysian capital on Wednesday (Dec 18) to discuss issues agitating Muslims globally at a summit Saudi Arabia decided to snub, and Pakistan ducked out of attending.

VBS chapter in Quang Binh celebrates 10th founding anniversary

The Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS)’ Executive Committee in Quang Binh province held on December 18 a ceremony to celebrate its 10th founding anniversary.

State officials pay pre-Christmas visits to localities

Vice President Đặng Thị Ngọc Thịnh and Chairwoman of the Party Central Committee’s Mass Mobilization Commission Trương Thị Mai visited and met with Christian dignitaries and followers in Thanh Hoa province and Da Nang city on December 17 ahead of Christmas 2019.

Exhibition on achievements in human rights promotion opens in Lam Dong

An exhibition on Vietnam’s achievements in ensuring and promoting human rights opened in Da Lat city, the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong on December 18.

Government religious committee extends Christmas greetings to local Protestants in Kon Tum

A delegation from the Government Committee for Religious Affairs led by Deputy Director of the Protestant Affairs Department Nguyễn Ngọc Bảo paid pre-Christmas visits to Protestant churches in Kon Tum province on December 15-16.

Mexico president opposes bill to end church-state separation

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Wednesday he does not support a proposal to further relax Mexico’s strict legal separation of church and state, throwing cold water on a draft bill that would upend longstanding political doctrine in the country.

Government religious committee pays pre-Christmas visits to Catholic places in Central region

A delegation from the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) paid Christmas visits to Ha Tinh diocese, Tri Buu parish in Quang Tri province, the Vietnam Council of Major Superiors of Religious and the Our Lady of La Vang Pilgrimage Centre ahead of Christmas 2019.

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