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Lang Son Bishop’s Office representatives pay Tet visit to Government Committee for Religious Affairs

On January 16, a delegation from the Lang Son Bishop’s Office led by Bishop Đặng Đức Ngân visited the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) on the occasion of the Lunar New Year 2014.

Government Committee for Religious Affairs introduces Constitution to religious dignitaries

Attending the event were nearly 100 dignitaries and monks who represented religions operating in Vietnam. The meeting introduced the full text of the 2013 revised Constitution, which took effect on January 1, 2014, as well as its basic new contents.

President Trương Tấn Sang visits Phật tích Trúc Lâm Bản Giốc Pagoda

On January 11, 2014, at Phật tích Trúc Lâm Bản Giốc Pagoda near Bản Giốc waterfall, Đàm Thủy commune, Trùng Khánh district, the northern mountainous province of Cao Bằng, a solemn ceremony was held to sanctify the statue of Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva.

The Government Committee for Religious Affairs leader receives Vietnam Christian fellowship Church delegation

On January 10, 2014, a delegation from the Vietnam Christian fellowship Church led by pastor Đinh Thiên Tứ visited the Government Committee for Religious Affairs on the occasion of the Lunar New Year 2014. Welcoming the delegation was Mr. Bùi Thanh Hà, Vice Chairman of the Committee.

Vietnam Committee for Catholic Solidarity delegation visits and extends New year wishes to Government Committee for Religious Affairs

On January 9, 2014, Priest Trần Xuân Mạnh, Vice Chairman and General Secretary of the Vietnam Committee for Catholic Solidarity (VCCS), visited the Government Committee for Religious Affairs on the occasion of the upcoming Lunar New Year (Tet) 2014.

Government Committee for Religious Affairs holds meeting to exchange religious affairs experience with Laos

On January 6, 2014, in the central city of Da Nang, the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) held a meeting to exchange religious affairs experience with the Central Committee of the Lao Front for National Construction (LFNC).

Government Committee for Religious Affairs extends Christmas greetings to Hanoi Archdiocese

On December 23, 2013, a delegation from the Government Committee for Religious Affairs led by Mr. Phạm Dũng, Deputy Minister of Home Affairs and Chairman of the Committee, visited and extended Christmas greetings to Catholic dignitaries and followers at the Archdiocese of Hanoi. Joining the delegation was also Mr. Dương Ngọc Tấn, Vice Chairman of the Committee.

Conference gathers comments on draft Ordinance on amendments and supplements to several articles of the Ordinance on Belief and Religion

On December 18, 2013 the Government Committee for Religious Affairs under the Ministry of Home Affair (the agency in charge of drafting the revised Ordinance) held a conference to collect comments from the state administration on religious affair sector on the contents of the first revised Ordinance.

Government Committee for Religious Affairs extends Christmas greetings to the General Evangelical Church of Vietnam (North)

On December 20, 2013, a delegation from Government Committee for Religious Affairs led by Mr. Bùi Thanh Hà, Vice Chairman of the Committee, visited and extended greetings to Protestant dignitaries and followers at the General Evangelical Church of Vietnam (North) on the occasion of Christmas 2013.

Bishop Nguyễn Thái Hợp visits Government Committee for Religious Affairs

On November 26, 2013 at the headquarters of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs, Mr. Phạm Dũng, Deputy Minister of Home Affairs cum Chairman of the Committee, received Bishop Nguyễn Thái Hợp of Vinh diocese. Attending the reception were also Mr. Dương Ngọc Tấn, Vice Chairman of the Committee; Mr. Nguyễn Hữu Nhường, Chief of the Committee Office; and officials from the Department of Catholic Affairs.

Promoting traditional friendship between Cambodian Ministry of Cults and Religion and Vietnamese Government Committee for Religious Affairs

At the invitation of the Cambodian Ministry of Cults and Religion, a delegation from the Vietnamese Government Committee for Religious Affairs led by Mr Pham Dzung, Deputy Minister of Home Affairs cum Chairman of the Committee, paid a working visit to Cambodia from November 10-15, 2013.

Deputy Minister of Home Affairs cum Chairman of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs attends General Conference of the Ante-Creation Church and ceremony to mark 89th founding anniversary of Caodaism

On November 16, 2013, Mr. Phạm Dũng, Deputy Minister of Home Affairs cum Chairman of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs attended the General Conference of the Ante-Creation Church and a grand ceremony called Ha Nguyen on the 15th day of the tenth lunar month to mark the 89th founding anniversary of Caodaism in the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre. 

Government Committee for Religious Affairs leader receives US Fund for Reconciliation and Development delegation

On November 14, 2013, at the headquarters of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs, Mr. Nguyễn Thanh Xuân, Standing Vice Chairman of the Committee received the delegation from the US Fund for Reconciliation and Development (FRD) including Mr. John Francis McAuliff, FRD Executive Director, and Dr. Rafael Heznandez, Editor-in-Chief of the Cuban Artists Association’s Temas magazine. Attending the event were also leaders and officials from the Committee’s Departments of International Cooperation and Protestant Affairs

Government Committee for Religious Affairs receives dignitaries from Hung Hoa Diocese

On November 12, 2013, a delegation of dignitaries from Hung Hoa Diocese headed by bishop Vũ Tất visited the Government Committee for Religious Affairs. Welcoming the delegation were Mr. Dương Ngọc Tấn, Vice Chairman of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs, Mr. Nguyễn Hữu Nhường, head of the Committee Office, and officials from the Department of Catholic Affairs.

Conference collects ideas on draft Ordinance on amendments and supplements to some articles of the Ordinance on Belief and Religion

On October 31, 2013, the Government Committee for Religious Affairs held a conference to gather comments on the draft Ordinance on amendments and supplements to some articles of the Ordinance on Belief and Religion.

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