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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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Catholic solidarity committee in Hanoi holds year-end meeting

The Committee for Solidarity of Vietnamese Catholics in Hanoi held on December 9 an annual meeting to review its performance 2019 and outline plans for the next year.

Cardinal Tagle is the new Prefect of Propaganda Fide

The Cardinal Archbishop of Manila, Luis Antonio Tagle is the new Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples. The appointment by Pope Francis was announced on Sunday 8 December. The current Prefect, Cardinal Fernando Filoni, assumes the post of Grand Master of the Order of the Holy Sepulcher in place of Cardinal Edwin Frederick O'Brien, who resigned in April 2019 and turned 80.

Buddhist solidarity society in Vinh Long holds general meeting

The society for solidarity of patriotic Buddhist monks in Vinh Long province held on December 9 its 3rd general meeting for the 2019-2024 tenure.

Government religious committee extends Christmas greetings to dioceses of Lang Son, Hung Hoa

A delegation from the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) led by Vice Chairwoman Trần Thị Minh Nga paid a Christmas visit to Lang Son diocese ahead of Christmas 2019 on December 5.

Preservation of Dong Duong Buddhist monastery

Dong Duong Buddhist monastery has been on the list of special national heritages of Vietnam.

Government religious committee extend Christmas greetings to foreign Christians in Hanoi

A delegation from the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) led by Director of the Protestant Affairs Department Thiều Thị Hương paid a visit to the Hanoi International Fellowship (HIF).

Vietnam Foreign Ministry utters opinion on China’s activity in East Sea

Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Lê Thị Thu Hằng told the press on December 5 that Vietnamese authorities always supervise all activities in its territorial waters defined by international law including the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea.

Evangelical Church offers free health checks in Ho Chi Minh city

The Social-Medical Committee under the Vietnam Evangelical Church (South) in collaboration with its representative committee in Ho Chi Minh city conducted a medical charity program at Thu Thiem Evangelical church on December 4.

New Caodai oratory in Ben Tre inaugurated

Loc Thuan Caodai parish under the Vietnam Binh Duc Caodai Church in Ben Tre province held on December 4 a solemnly ceremony for inaugurating its new oratory.

Vietnam Buddhist Institute marks 35th founding anniversary

HCM City (VNA) – The Vietnam Buddhist Institute in Ho Chi Minh City marked its 35th founding anniversary with a ceremony on December 8 with the attendance of many local officials, dignitaries of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha and the Great Supreme Patriarch of Cambodia Tep Vong.

Pope to COP 25: Do not close the window of opportunity

Pope Francis has sent a message to participants at the United Nations Climate Conference, COP 25, being held in Madrid until 13 December.

Buddhist pagoda inaugurated in Co To Island

Truc Lam Co To, the first Buddhist Pagoda in Co To Island, was inaugurated on December 5 to enrich the spiritual and cultural life of the islanders.

The Buddhist Sangha of the northern province of Quang Ninh in collaboration with the Co To District People’s Committee started construction last year.

The pagoda includes Tam Bao, a 270sq.m place where Buddha can be worshipped, and a pavilion to worship the Mother Goddesses.

Government religious committee pays Christmas visit to Thanh Hoa diocese

Chairman of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) Vũ Chiến Thắng paid a visit to Thanh Hoa diocese on December 4, ahead Christmas 2019.

Former Archbishop of Hue holds Thanksgiving for 50th anniversary of priestly ordination

The Hue archdiocese held on December 03 a mass for celebrating the 50th anniversary of priestly ordination and 80th birthday of Former Archbishop Francis Xavier Lê Văn Hồng.

VBS in Quang Ninh sends support to disadvantaged people in Ha Giang

The Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS)’s Charity Board in Quang Ninh province has organized a charitable program named “Warm winter in Ha Giang”.

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