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GCRA receives Correction-Path Caodai Church delegation

Chairman of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) Vũ Chiến Thắng hosted on May 24 a reception for a visiting delegation of the Correction-Path Caodai Church.

Vice President meets Ninh Binh religious dignitaries

Vice President Đặng Thị Ngọc Thịnh hosted a reception in Hanoi on May 23 for a delegation of religious dignitaries and outstanding ethnic minorities from the northern province of Ninh Binh.

Philippines declares Virgin Mary's birthday a holiday

The Philippine Congress has passed a bill declaring Sept. 8, the Feast of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary, a national holiday.

New priests of St. Vincent Missionary congregation ordained

Four deacons of the St. Vincent missionary congregation under the Dominican Province of Vietnam were ordained as priests at a solemn ordainment ceremony held on May 20 in Da Lat city.

GCRA Chairman receives Pastor from Billy Graham Evangelistic Association

Chairman of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) Vũ Chiến Thắng hosted on May 22 a reception for Pastor Chad Hammond, Director of Asian Affairs for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA).

Security forces eliminate 16 terrorists in Arish: Interior Ministry

The Interior Ministry announced the elimination of two terrorist cells comprised of 16 members in Arish, who were armed with firearms and explosives according to a statement Tuesday.

VBS Chapter in Quang Binh opens summer retreat course 2019

The Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS)’s Executive Committee in Quang Binh province held on May 21 a solemnly opening ceremony of the summer retreat course 2019 (B.E. 2563).

Thanh Da parish held Eucharistic adoration mass

Thanh Da parish located in Nghe An province’s Quynh Luu district held on May 20 an Eucharistic adoration mass.

Government religious committee holds state governance on religion training for its personnel

The Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) held on May 21-22 a training on the state administration on religion for its personnel.

VBS Chapter in Vinh Long celebrates Buddha’s Birthday 2019

The Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) Chapter in Vinh Long province held on May 19 a solemn ceremony to celebrate the Buddha’s Birthday 2019 (B.E. 2563).

UN team unearths 12 mass graves in Iraq probe of IS crimes

A UN team investigating the massacre of Iraq's Yazidi minority and other atrocities has excavated 12 mass graves and is collecting witness accounts that could be used in Iraqi and other national courts, according to a UN report seen by AFP on Monday.

Deputy PM Trương Hòa Bình extends Buddha’s birthday greetings

Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hòa Bình visited several Buddhist temples in Ho Chi Minh City and extended his greetings to Buddhist dignitaries on the occasion of the Buddha’s birthday.

Hanoi honors prominent folklore artisans

A ceremony was held at the Temple of Literature in Hanoi on May 17 to grant the titles of People’s Artisans and Meritorious Artisans to 44 prominent artisans in the city.

Putin proposes polling residents on Yekaterinburg church construction

Sochi, May 16, Interfax - It is necessary to take into account the opinion of residents on the construction of St. Catherine's Church in Yekaterinburg; local residents should be polled, and the interests of both supporters and opponents of the project should be respected, Russian President Vladimir Putin said.

VBS Chapter in Tay Ninh opens summer retreat course

The Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) Executive Committee in Tay Ninh province solemnly held on May 16 an opening ceremony of the summer retreat course 2019 (B.E. 2563).

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