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New evangelical church inaugurated in Dak Nong

Dak R’La chapter under the Evangelical Church of Vietnam (ECVN) (Southern) in Dak Nong province’s Dak Mil district  held on December 11 a solemn ceremony for consecrating its new church.

Front leader pays Christmas visits to Nghe An province

President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee Trần Thanh Mẫn paid a pre-Christmas visit to the Vinh Diocese in the central province of Nghe An on December 13.

GCRA appraises project on religion, belief of overseas Vietnamese communities

The Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) held on December 10 a meeting for an initial assessment of the project relating practices of religion and belief by overseas Vietnamese communities.

Government religious committee offical extends Christmas wishes to Evangelical Church of Vietnam (North)

Vice Chairman of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) Nguyễn Ánh Chức paid a Christmas visit to the Evangelical Church of Vietnam (ECVN) (North) on December 11.

Hung Hoa diocese opens Jubilee year on its 125th founding anniversary

Hung Hoa Catholic diocese held on December 12 a solemnly ceremony for opening the Jubilee year on its 125th founding anniversary (1895 – 2020) and inaugurating the diocese’s Bishop House.

PM launches nationwide emulation movement for 2021-2025

A nationwide emulation movement with the theme “Solidarity, creativity, and emulation to build and safeguard the Fatherland” was launched for the 2021-2025 period by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on December 10.

GCRA receives delegation of Cau Kho Tam Quan Caodai Church

Director of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA)’s Caidai Affairs Department Đinh Quang Tiến hosted a reception on December 9 for a visiting delegation from the Cau Kho Tam Quan Caodai Church.

Catholics Solidarity Committee in Dong Nai reviews its performances 2020

The Committee for Solidarity of Vietnamese Catholics in Dong Nai province held on December 9 a conference for reviewing its performances and the Christmas gathering 2020.

GCRA extends Christmas greetings to Christians in Northern provinces

A delegation of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) paid visits from December 01-06 to several chapters of Christian Churches in several Northern provinces ahead of Christmas 2020.

New head of Buddhist pagoda in Ninh Thuan appointed

The Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS)’s Chapter in Ninh Thuan province held on December 6 a solemn ceremony for appointing new head of Long Tho pagoda located in Ninh Phuoc district’s Phuoc Hau commune.

Mo Muong ritual in Hoa Binh on path to becoming world cultural heritage

People belonging to the Muong ethnic group account for over 63% of the total population of Vietnam’s northern province of Hoa Binh. The old Muong culture has cultivated and preserved its unique indigenous culture, one of whose distinctive features is a tradition of oral mythology known as Mo Muong.

To Mon friendship ceremony of the Ba Na

The Ba Na of Vietnam’s Central Highlands celebrate many festivals each year, including a peace worship, a new rice ceremony, and To Mon – a ceremony to strengthen solidarity. The To Mon ceremony gathers family and friends to promise to share the joys and the difficulties of life.

Chieu Minh Long Chau Caodai Church convenes sixth National Congress

The Chieu Minh (Dazzling Bright) Long Chau Caodai Church successfully held its sixth National Congress on December 4 at Long Chau Holy See located in Chau Thanh A district of Hau Giang southern province.

Dien Bien: Dao people’s maturity ritual recognised as national intangible heritage

The “cap sac” (maturity ritual) of the Dao Quan chet ethnic minority people in the northwestern mountainous province of Dien Bien’s Tua Chua district has been recognised as a national intangible cultural heritage in accordance with a decision issued by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism on January 22, 2020.

522 Buddhists participate in organ donation program launched by Giac Ngo pagoda

Giac Ngo pagoda located in Ho Chi Minh City in collaboration with the National Center for Organ Transplantation and Coordination held on December 6 a registration ceremony for donating organs and cadavers for medical purposes.

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