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Tay Ninh Caodai Church in Tay Ninh province holds year-end conference

The Representative Committee of the Tay Ninh Caodai Church in Tay Ninh province held on December 31 a conference for reviewing its performance 2019 and outlining plans of activities 2020.

Hue Archdiocese kicks off anniversary year

Hue Archdiocese has kicked off a year of celebrations marking 170 years as a Catholic Church jurisdiction at a ceremony held on January 1.

VBS holds year-end conference

A reviewing conference for Buddhist affairs in 2019 of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) was held on December 30 in Ho Chi Minh City.

Vietnam-Laos-China ‘con’ throwing festival takes place in Lai Chau

The street festival and “con” worshipping ceremony, as part of the sixth Vietnam-Laos-China ‘con’ throwing festival, kicked off in Muong Te district, the northern mountainous province of Lai Chau on December 29.

Online conference on home affairs 2019

The Ministry of Home Affairs held on December 27 a national online conference in Hanoi.

Quang Tri hosts workshop on peace festival

workshop discussing a plan for organising a “festival for peace” in the central province of Quang Tri, took place in local Dong Ha city on December 27, attracting the participation of managers, experts and researchers on culture and history nationwide.

Seminar on communication and advocacy work in Khmer community

The Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee (VFF) held on December 26 a seminar on the communication and advocacy work of the VFF amongst the Khmer community in Southwest region.

Vietnam Buddhist Sangha sponsors bridge construction, construction of chairtable houses in Ben Tre

The Vietnam Buddhist Sangha’s central committee for social charities on December 23 inagurated a rural bridge and presented charitable houses to two disadvantaged families in Ben Tre province’s Mo Cay Nam and Chau Thanh districts.

VBS Chapter in Bac Ninh holds year-end meeting

The Executive Committee of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) Chapter in Bac Ninh province held on December 25 a meeting for reviewing its performance 2019 and outlining plans 2020.

Catholics in Nam Dinh actively participate in patriotic movements

Nam Dinh currently has 47,000 Catholics, accounting for 25% the provincial population, residing in 199 out of 229 communes and towns.

Almighty God Caodai Church celebrates 45th founding anniversary

The Almighty God Caodai Church held on December 24 a solemn ceremony in Can Tho city for celebrating its 45th founding anniversary.

The event taking place Tay Thanh oratory in Ninh Kieu ward saw the presence of Director of the Caodai Affairs Department under the Government Committee for Religious Affairs Đinh Quang Tiến, representatives from other Caodai setcs and local authorities, and large numbers of deacons and members of the Almight God Caodai Church.

At the ceremony, the Almighty Caodai Church recalled its history as well as reviewed its activities in 2019.

As reported at the event, over the past year, the Church spent nearly one billion VND on construction and repairs of worshipping establishments and contributed over 500 million VND to social charity programs.


First certified Halal convenience store opens in HCM City

The first certified Halal convenience store was put into service in Ho Chi Minh City on December 25, giving Muslimsin the southern metropolis more food choices.

The store, located at district 1’s Phan Chu Trinh Street and run by Saigon Trading Corporation, is certified by the representative board of the Muslim community in the city. 

With more than 300 Halal products, it is expected to be a shopping and culinary destination for visitors in HCM City in general and the Muslim community in particular.

Along with over 8,000 Muslims who have taken up residence, the southern economic hub welcomes an increasing number of Muslim tourists every year, leading to the birth of streets with shops exclusively serving the community around the Ben Thanh market.

Economists suggested businesses register for certification as it is a sign that tells halal customers their products are suitable for them.

They pointed out that halal market would be worth trillions of dollars as the Muslim population is expected to increase from 1.5 billion in 2010 to 2.7 billion by 2050./.


Buddhists in Can Tho contribute over 24 billion VND to social charities in 2019

The Executive Committee of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) chapter in Can Tho city reviewed its performance 2019 and set out working plans for 2020 at a meeting held on December 23.

Bui Chu diocese honors cornea donors

The Caristas of Bui Chu Diocese in collaboration with the Eye Bank of the Central Eye Hospital held on December 19 for honoring those donating corneas.

Vice President delivers Christmas greetings to Bui Chu diocese

Vice President Đặng Thị Ngọc Thịnh made a visit and extended the best wishes to Catholic dignitaries and followers of the Bui Chu diocese in Xuan Truong district, the northern province of Nam Dinh, on December 23.

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