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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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Indian president signs controversial citizenship bill into law

Indian President Ram Nath Kovind has signed the controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB), officials said on December 13.

"The president has given his assent to the CAB and thus it has become an Act," an official said. "The collected set of rules in the CAB comes into effect with its publication in the official gazette on Thursday."

Government religious committee pays pre-Christmas visit to Vinh diocese

A delegation from the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) led by Chairman Vũ Chiến Thắng paid a visit to Vinh diocese on December 15 ahead of Christmas 2019.

Government religious committee extends Christmas celebrations to Protestant churches in Vietnam South

A delegation from the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) on December 13 paid visits to the Vietnam Baptist Church and Vietnam Presbyterian Church in Ho Chi Minh city ahead of Christmas 2019.

An Giang province’s officials send greetings to Hoa Hao Buddhists

A delegation of the Mekong Delta province of An Giang, on December 16 visited the Central Executive Board of the Hoa Hao Buddhist Church on the occasion of the centennial birth anniversary of the sect’s founder – Huỳnh Phú Sổ.

Presenting charity houses to disadvantaged families in Nghe An

On occasion of a working visit to Nghe An province, Politburo Member cum Chairwoman of the Communist Party of Vietnam’s Commission for Mass Mobilisation Trương Thị Mai on December 15 visited and presented gratitude houses to disadvantaged households in the province.

New Evangelical church inaugurated in Lam Dong

Da Loan Evangelical chapter under the Evangelical Church of Vietnam (ECVN) (Southern) in Lam Dong province’s Duc Trong district  held on December 23 a solemn ceremony to inaugurate and consecrate its new church.

VFF leader pays pre-Christmas visit to Can Tho Diocese

President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee Trần Thanh Mẫn paid a pre-Christmas visit to Can Tho Diocese in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho on December 14.

GCRA extends Christmas greetings to Vietnam United Gospel Outreach Church

Vice Chairman of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs Trần Thị Minh Nga paid a visit on December 11 to the Vietnam United Gospel Outreach Church in Ho Chi Minh City ahead of Christmas 2019.

Then singing becomes part of intangible cultural heritages of humanity

“Then” singing practice of Vietnam’s ethnic groups of Tay, Nung, Thai has been named in the list of Intangible Cultural Heritages of Humanity, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism’s Department of Cultural Heritage said on December 13.

Government religious committee extends Christmas greetings to Evangelical churches in Ho Chi Minh city

A delegation from the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) on December 10-11 paid visits to Protestant churches and dignitaries in Ho Chi Minh city.

Thai Buddhist Order Finds Itself at Home in Dutch Catholic Church

In 2017, a Catholic church in the village of Afferden in the Netherlands was sold to Buddhist monastics from the Dhammakaya movement in Thailand and converted into a Buddhist temple. The sale followed a trend of closing Catholic churches in the country, but it is the first to be transferred to a Buddhist group. Today, the Buddhist and non-Buddhist communities of the area have found harmony.

GCRA extends Christmas greetings to Evangelical churches in North region

A delegation of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) paid visits from December 04-08 to chapters of the Evangelical Church of Vietnam (North) ahead of Christmas 2019.

Pure-land Buddhist Association holds religious trainings

The Pure-land Buddhist Association has held religious training courses for its key members in October and November 2019.

Indonesia to deploy 160,000 people to protect churches for Christmas

Nearly 160,000 security personnel will be deployed to try to make Christmas and New Year celebrations in Indonesia safe, reported ucanews.org.

This is an increase from last year, when nearly 90,000 security personnel guarded about 50,000 churches across the country.

Turkey calls for more int’l investment in Afghanistan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on the international community on Monday to boost investments in Afghanistan during "sensitive" times the country has been going through.

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