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Hanoi city: Archbishop Leopoldo Girelli visits Nam Du parish (Hanoi)

On August 17th, Archbishop Leopoldo Girelli, non-resident special envoy of the Vatican to Vietnam visited Nam Du parish, Tu Hiep commune, Thanh Tri district, Hanoi city.

The Protestant Thanh Da Church holds a thanksgiving and consecration ceremony

On August 16th, 2014, the Protestant Thanh Da Church under the Vietnam General Confederation of Evangelical Churches (Southern) held a thanksgiving and consecration ceremony for a new church. Attending the ceremony were representatives from local authorities and Protestant dignitaries and about 300 followers in the General Confederation of Churches.

The Jesuit Provincial of Vietnam holds a ceremony to confer priesthood on clergymen

On August 21, 2014 at the Jesuit Provincial of Vietnam (No. 19 street 5, Liunh Trung ward, Thu Duc district, Ho Chi Minh city), a ceremony was held for conferring priesthood on 9 clergymen of the Jesuit Provincial of Vietnam.

Lai Chau province: speeding up the establishment of the Executive Board of the provincial Vietnam Buddhist Sangha

On August from 19th to 21st, 2014 a delegation of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) led by Most Venerable Thich Thanh Nhiễu, Standing Vice President of the Executive Council of the VBS had a working meeting in Lai Chau to speed up the establishment of the provincial VBS Executive Board.

Tay Ninh province: Cao Dai Church holds a closing ceremony of the 9th training course

On August 15th, the Tay Ninh’s Caodai Church held a closing ceremony for the 9th training course.

Golden statues of Saint Giong displayed in Hanoi

Two golden statues of Saint Giong were displayed for the first time at a ceremony held at Hanoi Opera House in Hanoi on August 19.

Can Tho City: a training course held for deacons and personnel of the Vietnam General Confederation of Evangelical Churches (Southern) in the city

A training course for deacons and personnel of the churches and meeting groups in Can Tho city was held in Can Tho Protestant church in 2 days of August 21 and 22, 2014.

Da Nang city: Caodai Hoa Phong parish under the Caodai Tay Ninh church holds the stone laying ceremony for construction of an oratory

On Ausgust 20th, 2014 the Management Board of Caodai  Hoa Phong parish conducted the stone – laying ceremony for the construction of an oratory in Hoa Phong commune, Hoa Vang district, Da Nang city.

The 2nd Youth Festival held in Ha Nam vicariate

In two days of August 16th and 17th, 2014 at So Kien parish, the 2nd Youth Festival of Phu Ly vicariate was held with the participation of more than 2,500 youth from 53 parishes and communities in the vicariate.

Bac Lieu province: meeting with religious dignitaries, deacons and followers held

On August 14th, 2014, the Southwest Steering Committee in collaboration with the Bac Lieu province Party Committee held a meeting with religious dignitaries, deacons and followers in Bac Lieu city to disseminate about the Party’s policies and State’s laws on religion and ethnicity.

The thanksgiving and inauguration ceremony for a new chapel held at Binh An congregation

On August 14th, 2914, the Protestant Binh An congregation (Bac Son district, Lang Son province) solemnly held a thanksgiving and inauguration ceremony for its new chapel. Attending the ceremony were Pastors representing of the Executive Committee of Vietnam Confederation of Evangelical Churches (Northern), evangelists and believers in locality.

Tien Giang province: The provincial Committee for Religious Affairs inspects state administration on religion in the districts of Cai Lay and Tan Phuoc

To implement the inspection and examination plan 2014 in order to enhance the effectiveness of state’s administration on religious affairs and recommend measures to overcome shortcomings in state’s administration on religion in the province, on August 12th, 2014, the provincial Committee for Religious Affairs under Department of Home Affairs had working sessions at the Office of Home Affairs in the districts Cai Lay and Tan Phuoc.

Exhibition of old jars in Ho Chi Minh City

A showroom exhibiting old jars has been held in the traditional House of Ho Chi Minh City Diocese (6 Ton Duc Thang str., District 1) and remained open until October 15, 2014.

“The loving home” inaugurated for a Catholic family in My Duc, Hanoi

On August 19, the Women Association of Hanoi Public Security in coordination with the Public Security and Women Board of My Duc district held a ceremony to inaugurate the “loving house” for the family of Mr. Nguyen Van Chinh and his wife Phạm Thị Trực in Nghia village, Xuy Xa commune, My Duc district, Hanoi.

Efforts to start making the film on Buddha Trần Nhân Tông

After 3 years of preparation, the movie Buddha Trần Nhân Tông – a story telling about the life and dignity of a talented and prominent King in the history of Vietnam – the founder of Trúc Lâm Zen (consisting of 45 episodes, directed by Meritorious Artist Văn Lượng, and the scenario written by writer Lê Phương) was expected to shoot in this September. On the August 9th, the film crew had an exchange audience in the Ho Chi Minh city.

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