The Presidium of the central board of the Committee for Solidarity of Vietnamese Catholics (CSVC) convened a meeting in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong on December 15 to discuss a draft agenda for the upcoming plenary session of the committee, and a draft report on the central board’s performance in 2020 and orientations for 2021.
This year, the committee has actively joined in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and nationwide efforts to support people affected by flooding in the central region.
The CSVC has also engaged in patriotic emulation movements launched by the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee, thus contributing to the building of the great national unity bloc.
Addressing the meeting, Vice President of the VFF Central Committee Ngô Sách Thực suggested that in the future, the committee should focus on encouraging people in and outside the Catholic community to continue to respond to the call on COVID-19 prevention.
The committee should renovate its communication methods, especially for the movements of “Vietnamese people prioritise Vietnamese goods” and “the whole people unite in building new-style rural areas, civilized urban areas” launched by the VFF, as well as the movement of uniting in building new-style rural areas launched by the CSVC.
On the occasion, Priest John Nguyễn Văn Riễn, Vice President and General Secretary of the CSVC was presented with the Great National Unity Order, while Priest Peter Phan Đình Sơn, CSVC Vice President received the State President’s Labour Order, third class. At the same time, 19 collectives and individuals with outstanding performance in implementing the committee’s tasks in 2020 were also honoured.
Earlier on December 14, a VFF delegation led by Vice President Ngô Sách Thực visited and extended Christmas and New Year greetings to the Da Lat diocese./.