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French Deputy Head of Mission appreciates Vietnamese sympathy after Notre-Dame cathedral fire

Vinh Long authorities extend Easter greetings to local Christian organizations

UNESCO adopts profile on Vietnamese celebrity Chu Văn An’s death anniversary

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Mai An Tiêm festival opens in Thanh Hoa

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Wood block exhibition spotlights Vietnam’s feudal names, capitals

An exhibition on names and capitals of Vietnam through the feudal age until 1945 as carved on printing wood blocks of the Nguyen dynasty opened in Hanoi on February 25.

Robotic Kannon unveiled in Kyoto

A ROBOT modelled after Kannon Bodhisattva and designed to explain the teachings of Buddha in plain terms was unveiled to the media at Kodaiji Temple in Kyoto.

Tay Ninh Caodai Church in Tien Giang reviews annual affairs

The Representative Committee of the Tay Ninh Caodai Church in Tien Giang province held a meeting on February 24 to review its performance in 2018 and approve working plans for 2019.

Joint-working group for UN Day of Vesak 2019 holds second meeting

The joint-working group set up for helping for to help the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) hosting the United Nations Day of Vesak 2019 in Vietnam held its second on February 25 in Hanoi.

New Divine Mother temple in Tay Ninh installs its worshipping symbol

A solemn ceremony for installing the worshipping symbol of the new Divine Mother temple of An Thanh parish under the Tay Ninh Caodai Church in Tay Ninh province’s Ben Cau district was held on February 23.

Pope, ending conference, calls for 'all-out battle' against abuse of minors

Pope Francis, ending a landmark Vatican conference on clergy sexual abuse of minors, called on Sunday for an "all-out battle" against a crime he called abominable and that should be "erased from the face of the earth".

Hoang Phuc pagoda in Quang Binh holds annual festival 2019

The annual festival of Hoang Phuc pagoda - a national historical site located in My Thuy commune, Le Thuy district, Quang Binh province took place from February 23-24.

Con Son-Kiep Bac Spring Festival opens in Hai Duong

The Con Son – Kiep Bac Spring Festival 2019 commenced in the northern province of Hai Duong on February 20, or the 16th day of the first lunar month.

GCRA reviews scientific activities 2018

The Scientific Council under the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) held on February 21 a meeting for reviewing its activities 2018 and mapping out working plans 2019.

Whale worship festival in Da Nang recognised as intangible heritage

A ceremony was held in Thanh Khe district of the central city of Da Nang, on February 20 to receive the certificate recognising the district’s Cau Ngu (whale worship) festival on the national list of intangible cultural heritage.

Ante-Creation Caodai Church holds annual meeting of High Council

The Ante-Creation Caodai Church held its annual meeting of its High Council for 94th religious year on February 19 at Chau Minh Holy See in Chau Thanh district of Ben Tre province.

‘National wake-up call’: French to march against anti-Semitism

Marches against anti-Semitism will be taking place all across France on Tuesday night, with 14 political parties calling on people to take to the streets at a time when anti-Semitic attacks are on the rise.

Thuong temple festival opens in Lao Cai

Thousands of visitors and local people attended the opening ceremony of the Thuong Temple Festival 2019 held on February 19 in northern Lao Cai province.

S.Korean president hopes for great progress in denuke from 2nd DPRK-U.S. summit

South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Monday expressed his hope that great progress would be made in the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula during the upcoming second summit between the Democratic People's Republic Korea (DPRK) and the United States.

Candlelight-up ceremony held in Con Son-Kiep Bac special national relic

A candlelight-up ceremony took place at Con Son-Kiep Bac special national relic site in Hai Duong province on February 18 (14th of the first Lunar month).

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