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Additional relics obtain “national treasure” status

The Prime Minister has signed a decision to designate 22 valuable items “national treasures”.

Vietnam Pure-Land Buddhist Association holds general conference in An Giang

The Vietnam Pure-Land Buddhist Association in An Giang successfully held on December 20 its general conference for the 2018-2023 term.

General Secretary, State President, and Prime Minister extend Christmas greetings to Catholics

Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hòa Bình and Chairman of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs Vũ Chiến Thắng paid visits on December 22-23 to top Catholic leaders for presenting congratulating flower banquets and Christmas greetings sent by General Secretary, President Nguyễn Phú Trọng and Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc.

Officials pay pre-Christmas visits to Thua Thien-Hue, Da Nang, Ninh Binh

Christmas greetings were extended to Catholic dignitaries and followers in central Thua Thien-Hue province and Da Nang city, and northern Ha Nam province by senior officials on December 23.

NA Chairwoman congratulates Catholics in Dong Nai ahead of Christmas

National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân extended Christmas greetings to the Catholic community while visiting the Catholic Diocese of Xuan Loc in the southern province of Dong Nai on December 19. 

Committee for Catholic solidarity in Hanoi holds year-end meeting

The Committee for Solidarity of Vietnamese Catholics in Hanoi held on December 20 an annual meeting to review its performance 2018 and outline plans objectives for the next year.

Vietnam-Vatican Joint Working Group convenes seventh meeting

Standing Deputy Foreign Minister Bùi Thanh Sơn and Under Secretary for the Holy See’s Relations with States Antoine Camilleri co-chaired the seventh meeting of the Vietnam-Vatican Joint Working Group in Hanoi on December 19th.

Christmas greetings delivered to Catholic communities

Secretary of the Party Central Committee and President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee Trần Thanh Mẫn paid a visit and delivered Christmas greetings to the Diocese of Phu Cuong in the southern province of Binh Duong on December 19.

Prime Minister welcomes Holy See delegation

Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc on December 18 received a delegation from the Holy See, led by Under-Secretary for Relations with States Antoine Camilleri, who are in Vietnam to attend the seventh meeting of the Vietnam-Vatican Joint Working Group.

Government religious committee chairman receives archbishop of Hanoi

Chairman of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) Vũ Chiến Thắng hosted a reception on December 19 for visiting new Archbishop of Hanoi Joseph Vũ Văn Thiên.

Government religious committee extends Christmas wishes to ECVN (North) & LDS Church

A delegation of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) led by Director of the GCRA’s Department of Protestant Affairs Thiều Thị Hương paid on December 18 a visit to the Evangelical Church of Vietnam (ECVN) (North) on occasion of Christmas 2018.

Hai Duong: Historical places officially named special national relic sites

Mao Dien Temple of Literature and Xua Temple – Giam Pagoda – Bia Temple complex in the northern province of Hai Duong were recognised as special national relic sites in a ceremony held in Cam Giang district on December 16.

Local firms advised on entering Halal markets

Almost half of the ASEAN population are Muslims, but Vietnamese businesses seem to be indifferent or not know how to provide products and services for this vast market, heard Export Forum 2018 on December 14.

Minister of Home Affairs extends Christmas greetings to Catholics in An Giang

A delegation from the Ministry of Home Affairs led by Minister Lê Vĩnh Tân paid a visit to Long Xuyen diocese on December 17 ahead of Christmas 2018.

Training workshop on climate change for religions held in Hanoi

Large numbers of dignitaries and deacons of religious organizations from eight provinces and cities in the Red River Delta have attended a training workshop on climate change held in Hanoi from December 17-18.

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