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Armed forces, religions enhance mutual understanding

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PM urges New Year festival inspections

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Ethnic culture and tourism village offers diverse activities in January

Various cultural and art activities are set to be held at the Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism throughout January, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism said on January 3.

5 million women form massive human chain for gender equality

Some 5 million women in the Indian southern state of Kerala formed a 620-kilometer (385-mile) human chain on Tuesday to demand equal gender rights, the India Today reported.

Government religious committee leader attends Buddhist New Year ceremony in Thailand

Upon on an invitation from the Thai Royal Ministry of Culture, Chairman of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs Vũ Chiến Thắng attended the religious ceremony held on December 29-30 in Thailand for welcoming the New Year.

VBS Chapter in Bac Ninh reviews its performance 2018

The Executive Committee of the Viet Nam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) Chapter in Bac Ninh province held on December 27 a meeting for reviewing its performance 2018 and mapping out plans of activities 2019.

GCRA appraises project on Buddhist Ashrama in Viet Nam

The Scientific Council under the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) held on December 27 a meeting to evaluate final results of a project on Buddhist Ashrama in Viet Nam.

3D bilingual film “Hung King’s temple - the sacred homeland” debuts in Phu Tho

The external affairs department in Phu Tho province has formally debuted a 3D bilingual film “Hung King’s temple - the sacred homeland” at a ceremony held on December 28.

VBS’s Sub-committee for nun affairs holds general meeting

The Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) Sub-committee for nun affairs held on December 26 a meeting to review its activities in Ho Chi Minh city.

Additional relics obtain “national treasure” status

The Prime Minister has signed a decision to designate 22 valuable items “national treasures”.

Government religious committee appraises sub-project on Protestantism

The Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) held on December 25 a meeting to evaluate results of a sub-project on Protestantism.

Indonesia tsunami survivors remain jittery as deaths hit 429

SUMUR, Indonesia — Panicked residents, police and soldiers in this remote fishing village clobbered by a devastating weekend tsunami ran to higher ground Tuesday, shouting “Water is coming! Water is coming!” and reciting verses from the Quran as emergency messages were broadcast over mosque speakers.

Vietnam Pure-Land Buddhist Association holds general conference in An Giang

The Vietnam Pure-Land Buddhist Association in An Giang successfully held on December 20 its general conference for the 2018-2023 term.

General Secretary, State President, and Prime Minister extend Christmas greetings to Catholics

Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hòa Bình and Chairman of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs Vũ Chiến Thắng paid visits on December 22-23 to top Catholic leaders for presenting congratulating flower banquets and Christmas greetings sent by General Secretary, President Nguyễn Phú Trọng and Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc.

Officials pay pre-Christmas visits to Thua Thien-Hue, Da Nang, Ninh Binh

Christmas greetings were extended to Catholic dignitaries and followers in central Thua Thien-Hue province and Da Nang city, and northern Ha Nam province by senior officials on December 23.

Pope announces establishment of new diocese and appointments of bishops in Vietnam

Pope Francis on December 22 announced the establishment of Ha Tinh diocese from part of Vinh diocese and the appointment of Bishop Paul Nguyễn Thái Hợp and Bishop Alfonso Nguyễn Hữu Long prelates of Ha Tinh and Vinh dioceses.

NA Chairwoman congratulates Catholics in Dong Nai ahead of Christmas

National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân extended Christmas greetings to the Catholic community while visiting the Catholic Diocese of Xuan Loc in the southern province of Dong Nai on December 19. 

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