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Religious affairs training held in Tien Giang

Religion in Kien Giang proactively engage in environmental protection

Security delegation from Sepon district visits Hoang Phuc pagoda in Quang Binh

Religious committee in Ca Mau extends congratulation to Buddhist summer -retreat course

Promoting VFF’s role in supervising religious law implementation

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Ho Chi Minh City: Architecture of Mieu Noi (floating temple) was classified as municipal architectural heritage

Mieu Noi (Phu Chau Temple) in the ward 5, Go Vap district, considered as one of the most unique architectural work in Vietnam has been recognized by Ho Chi Minh People’s Committee as a municipal architectural heritage.

The Caodai Tay Ninh Church: a training course held for deacons

On May 4 2014, Representative Board of Caodai Tay Ninh church opened the first training course for deacons in Thanh Long parish, Chau Thanh district. This is the first course in total of 14 training courses for deacons in 75 parishes in Tay Ninh province

VFF President congratulates the Buddha’s birthday 2014

On the occasion of the Buddha’s birthday, President of the Central Committee of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Nguyễn Thiện Nhân sent a letter congratulating Vietnamese Buddhist dignitaries, monks and nuns, and believers in and outside the country

The Archbishop of Hanoi diocese congratulates the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha on Buddha’s birthday

On April 30 2014, at the Office of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) (Quan Su pagoda) Archbishop of Hanoi diocese Pierre Nguyễn Văn Nhơn visited and congratulated the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha on the occasion of the upcoming celebration of Vesak 2014

Tay Ninh province: Ngoc Nhu monastery inaugurates main worshipping facility

On April 27, 2014 Ngoc Nhu monastery held a ceremony to inaugurate its main worshipping facility at Cau Truong village, Hao Duoc commune, Chau Thanh district, Tay Ninh province

Vietnam Buddhist Sangha demonstrates its development in world Buddhist community

On occasion of the UN Day of Vesak 2014 hosted by the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS), the Information Center of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs interviewed Most Venerable Thich Gia Quang, Vice Chairman of the VBS Executive Council cum Head of VBS’s Information and Communication Sub-Committee of the UN Day of Vesak 2014. The interview’s content is as followed:

Press meeting on the upcoming United Nations Day of Vesak 2014 in Vietnam

On April, 28, 2014, at Quan Su pagoda, Ha Noi city, the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha held the press meeting on the United Nations Day of Vesak 2014 (UNDV 2014) in Vietnam. The meeting was chaired by Most Ven. Thich Thanh Nhieu, Standing Vice President of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha, Chairman of ICDV and UNDV2014 International Organizing Committee.

The central Highlands Steering Committee congratulates the Buddha’s birthday in Gia Lai and Kon Tum provinces

On April 23, the central Highlands Steering Committee visited and congratulated Executive Committees of Gia Lai and Kon Tum’s Buddhism on the occasion of the Buddha’s birthday festival in Buddhist year 2558. 

Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism continued to review the preparation process for the UN Day of Vesak 2014

On April 23, 2014, Deputy Minister for Culture, Sports and Tourism Vương Duy Biên chaired a meeting for the upcoming UN Day of Vesak 2014 with representatives from the Government Committee for Religious Affairs, the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS), Ninh Binh department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, and departments under the Ministry including the National Administration of Tourism, Performing Arts Department, and Cinematography Department.

Dong Nai: Deputies will meet constituencies for discussion on state religious affairs

On April 24, the Standing Committee of the Dong Nai  provincial People’ Council coordinated with the provincial Fatherland Front Committee in organizing a meeting to finalize a plan for deputies to meet constituencies for discussion on state religious affairs, scheduled in middle of May 2014.

Thai Binh: Ceremony held to inaugurate its Holy Temple

In the morning of April 27th 2014, at the Bac Trach Church, Tien Hai vicariate, Thai Binh Diocese, Archbishop Leopoldo Girelli – non-resident special envoy of the Vatican to Vietnam solemnly presided over a ceremony to inaugurate its Holy Temple. 

Brief results of local-level Hoa Hao Buddhism congresses in Tien Giang province

Implementing the Noification N0 5540/TB/BTS TƯ dated February 13, 2014 and the Plan of the Central Executive Council of Hoa Hao Buddhism for the 4th general Congress (2014-2019), commune-level Managing Boards of Hoa Hao Buddhism in Tien Giang province have completed the organization of local-level congresses. Talking about the result of these congresses, Mr  Võ Văn Thượng. Head of Representative Committee of Hoa Hao Buddhism in Tien Giang province has following briefings:

Tien Giang: Vinh Kim Caodai commune inaugurates a Mother Buddha worshipping sanctuary

On April 23, 2014, the Managing Board of Vinh Kim Caodai commune in Tien Giang province held a ceremony to inaugurate the Mother Buddha Worshipping Sanctuary. Attending the ceremony were the Church’s delegation led by Bishop Thượng Tám Thanh and representatives of local authorities, and about 1000 Caodai followers inside and outside the commune.

Hue: Bach Ma Zen Monastery receives a statue of Buddhist King Trần Nhân Tông

During Hue Festival 2014, on April 19, the Hue Center for Old Relics Museum held a ceremony for gilding a statue of Buddhist King Trần Nhân Tông and respectfully bringing the statue to Hue Bach Ma Zen Monastery. The ceremony was organized solemnly at “Bat Trang space within the old city’ within the interior of Hue citadel.

Bac Ninh: Workshop on dissemination of religious laws held for Buddhist followers

On April 21, 2014, at Dai Quang pagoda, the Bac Ninh provincial Committee for Religious Affairs, in coordination with local authorities and Venerable Thích Tâm Đức – Abbot of Dai Quang pagoda, held a workshop for dissemination of state policies and laws on religion for Buddhists in the locality.

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