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Vinh Long: Đình Khao pilgrimage centre inaugurates its new church

On February 22, 2014, the Pilgrimage Center of St. Philip Phan Văn Minh - Đình Khao held a ceremony to inaugurate its new church at Vinh Long locality, Vinh Long diocese of Thanh Duc commune, Long Ho District, Vinh Long Province.

Tay Ninh province inaugurates Phong Coc church

With the approval by local authorities on building the church, on February 23 2014 Phong Coc parish, Tay Ninh locality, Phu Cuong diocese (Binh Phong and Binh Hoa Hamlet, Tay Ninh city, Tay Ninh province) held a ceremony to inaugurate its a new church. The ceremony was chaired by Bishop Nguyễn Tấn Tước, of Phu Cuong diocese and joint by priests and followers from the parishes.

Phuoc Hau Church inaugurates a new church for worshipping and preaching the gospel in Bình Định province

On February 20, 2014, the Phuoc Hau Church (Evangelical Church of Vietnam (Southern)) held a ceremony to inaugurate a new church for worshipping and preaching the gospel. Participants at the ceremony were representatives from local authorities of Binh Dinh province, Quy Nhon city; Pastor Phan Vĩnh Cự, Chairman of Evangelical Church of Vietnam (Southern), pastors and Protestants in and outside of province.

Lam Dong inaugurates Hoa Phat parish’s church

On February 19, 2014, Hoa Phat chapter of Bao Loc parish (in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong held a ceremony to inaugurate its new church with the title “The Assumption of Mary”. Attending the ceremony were Bishop Antoine Vũ Huy Chương of Da Lat Diocese, Archbishop Pierre Nguyễn Văn Nhơn of Hanoi archdiocese as well as dignitaries, sub-dignitaries and believers.

Representative Board of the Cao Dai Ante-Creation Church in Tien Giang province reviews religious practice in the first quarter of 2014

On Feb 7th and 8th 2014 (the 8th and 9th days of the first lunar month), at Minh Duc oratory (the Representative Board’s Office), 230 Le Thi Hong Gam, Ward No. 6, My Tho city, the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang, Prof. Ngọc Hưng Thanh (Nguyễn Tấn Hưng) - Head of the Representative Board of the Cao Dai Ante-Creation Church chaired a conference to summarize the Church’s religious practice in the first quarter of 2014. 

Dong Duong Buddhist Monastery proposed to be special national relic

Quang Nam province’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has recently proposed recognizing the Dong Duong Buddhist Monastery in the province’s Thang Binh district, as a special national relic for better preservation.

Tourists flock to Lim festival

Thousand of people living in Lim village and from different regions across the country have flocked to Tien Du district in northern Bac Ninh province to attend the Lim festival which includes activities dedicated to Quan Ho (love duet singing), part of the world’s intangible cultural heritage.

President pays Tet visits to religious dignitaries

On January 30, 2014, President Trương Tấn Sang and leaders of Ho Chi Minh City paid Tet visits to religious dignitaries in the city.

Protestant representative boards elected in many provinces

In accordance with the Charter and provisions of the Protestant Church and with the approval of the provincial authorities, in January 2013, Protestant representative boards in some provinces, in coordination with the Executive Board of the General Confederation of Vietnam Evangelical Churches (Southern Region), elected provincial Protestant representative boards for the 2014-2015 term. Here are some images in the localities:

Hanoi Archdiocese convenes 11th Youth Day

The November 27 opening ceremony saw the attendance of Archbishop Leopoldo Girelli, Vatican's non-resident special envoy to Vietnam, Bishop Pierre Nguyen Van De of Thai Binh diocese, and Bishops from 10 northern and central dioceses.

Commission on Charitable and Social Action -Caritas Vietnam holds annual conference

The Commission on Charitable and Social Action – Caritas Vietnam under the Catholic Bishop’s Conference of Vietnam solemnly held its 2013 annual conference themed “Brothers: Feed them yourselves” at Xuan Loc diocese in the southern province of Dong Nai on November 27-29.

Lang Son – Cao Bang diocese celebrates its centenary

On November 21, 2013, at the cathedral of Lang Son-Cao Bang diocese, a grand ceremony was held to mark the 100th founding anniversary of the diocese. 

Creating closer relationship between authorities and religious followers

Visiting Bui Chu diocese in the northern province of Nam Dinh on November 10, President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan learned about the life of parishioners and activities of the provincial Committee for Solidarity of Catholics and what he learned from his visit served as grounds for his assessments on the leadership and direction of the local Party committees on religious affairs in general.

Kha Canh chapter celebrates 80th founding anniversary and appoints new administrator

On October 24, 2013, the Kha Canh chapter (Church) of the Evangelical Church of Vietnam (Northern) in Hong Tien commune, Kien Xuong district, the northern province of Thai Binh held a ceremony to mark the 80th founding anniversary and appoint its new administrator.

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.

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