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Gia Lai province: Plei Klan Protestant Group holds 1st congress

To continue the implementation of the Ordinance on Belief and Religion and the Government’s Decree 92/2012/ND-CP detailing and providing measures to implement the Ordinance on Belief and Religion, with the approval of People’s Committee of Gia Lai province, on October 25, 2013, the Protestant group of Plei Klan under the General Confederation of the Evangelical Church of Vietnam (Southern) held its first Congress at Ia Bang commune, Chu Prong district, Gia Lai province.

Binh Thuan: Work starts on Vo Xu church

On October 10, 2013, a ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of the Vo Xu church under the General Confederation of the Evangelical Church of Vietnam (Southern) was held at Ward 8, Vo Xu town, Duc Linh district, the central province of Binh Thuan.

Bac Lieu: Work starts on Hoa Binh church

On October 24, 2013, the Hoa Binh chapter of the General Confederation of Evangelical Church of Vietnam (Southern) held a ground–breaking ceremony for the construction of its church on an area of 3,295 sq.m in Hoa Binh town, Hoa Binh district, the Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu.

My Tho Diocese’s Caritas donates wheelchairs

On October 23, 2013, Rev. Paul Trần Chí Thanh, head of the Caritas of the My Tho chapter (the Caritas of the My Tho Diocese) presented 15 wheelchairs to old and disabled people (irrespective of religion) with special difficulties in Go Cong Dong and Tan Phu Dong districts and My Tho city, the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang.

Binh Thuan province: Pastor ordination service

On October 24, 2013, at the Evangelical Church 1 of the Evangelical Church of Vietnam (the South) in the central province of Binh Thuan held a pastor ordination service for eight licensed ministers. They include:

Cao Dai followers celebrate grand ritual

On September 19 (the fifteenth day of the eighth month, Lunar calendar), more than 200,000 Cao Dai followers and people in southern provinces flocked to the Tay Ninh Holy See in Hoa Thanh district, Tay Ninh province for a grand ritual called “Hoi Yen Dieu Tri Cung”.

Da Nang: work starts on Vietnam United World Mission Church headquarters

On September 17, 2013, the Vietnam United World Mission Church held a ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of its headquarters in Hoa Xuan ward, Cam Le district, the central city of Da Nang.

International seminar “the rich heritage of religious diversity in Vietnam and its contributions to Vietnamese society”

On September 25-26, 2013 the Government Committee for Religious Affairs in cooperation with the European Union (EU) delegation to Vietnam held an international seminar entitled “The rich heritage of religious diversity in Vietnam and its contribution to Vietnamese society” at Candeo Hotel in Hanoi.

Course improves virtues for sisters of the Order of the Holy Cross Lovers

An annual course to improve virtues for sisters of the Order of the Holy Cross Lovers in Vietnam took place between August 5-9, 2013 at the Ho Chi Minh Archdiocese’s centre for pastoral affairs, No. 6 Bis Ton Duc Thang, Ben Nghe ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City.

Representatives from Major Seminaries in Vietnam gathers at Da Lat Diocese

As many as 42 delegates from the Major Seminaries in Vietnam gathered at the Diocese of Da Lat in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong on August 5-10 to share their training experience in a number of fields such as humanity, spirituality, intellectuality and pastoral affairs.

Quang Nam province: Work starts on Hoi An Cao Đài Oratory

On August 10, 2013, the Sacerdotal Council of Cao Dai Church - Tay Ninh held a ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of Hoi An Cao Đài Oratory in Cam Pho ward, Hoi An city, the central province of Quang Nam.

The Order of the Holy Family of Vietnam celebrates 82nd founding anniversary

On August 15, 2013, the Order of the Holy Family of Vietnam held a Holy Mass to mark its 82nd founding anniversary and celebrate the rites of First Profession of Vows, Perpetual Profession of Vows and Silver Jubilee for 11 clergies and priests at its headquarters 603/47 Binh Duc 3, Binh Duc ward, Long Xuyen city, An Giang province.

Lam Dong province holds a conference to introduce Decree 92/2012/ND-CP

In July, 2013 Department of Home Affairs of Lam Dong province in collaboration with  the Government Committee for Religious Affairs held a conference to introduce Decree 92/2012/ND-CP issued by the Government on November 8th 2012 detailing and providing measures to implement the Ordinance on Belief and Religion; implement the set of administration procedures on religion by the proclamatory Decision of People’s Committee of Lam Dong province

Gia Lai province holds training conference on State management on Protestantism

On July 11 - 13, 2013 the Government Committee for Religious Affairs in collaboration with the Committee for religious affairs of Gia Lai province (Department of Home Affairs) held a conference on State management on Protestantism. Attending the conference were 222 officials from communes, villages where there are numbers of Protestant followers in Chu Se , Chu Pah, and Dak Doa districts.

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