Chairman of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) Vũ Hoài Bắc on September 10 attended and extended congratulations to the 4th congress of the Faith Association of Minh Ly taking place at Tam Tong Temple located in Ho Chi Minh city.
GCRA Chairman Vũ Hoài Bắc presents floral congratulations to the congress
The Minh Ly Faith Association, an endogenous religion, was established in 1924 in Saigon - Cho Lon, now Ho Chi Minh City, and officially recognized as a religious organization in 2008 by the GCRA.
The congress reviewed results of religious affairs during the previous term, mapped out working plans for the sixth term, and elected seven members to the Executive Committee of the Minh Ly Church for the 2023-2028 tenure, with Rev. Nguyễn Thị Thu Cúc nominated as Chairwoman of the Committee. The event also approved the amended Charter of the Minh Ly Church.
During the past five years, Minh Ly Church has achieved good results of religious affairs including organizations of important religious festivals, restorations of religious worshipping places, organizations of training courses of tenets, etc. In addition, the Church has spent nearly three billion VND on social charities, including relief supplies sent to people affected by disasters, floods and poor patients, the presentation of gifts and notebooks to poor pupils, building of charitable houses, donation of rice and financial supports to people in flooded regions, and provision of free medical examinations to poor patients, etc.
Chairman Vũ Hoài Bắc speaks at the congress
Speaking at the congress, Chairman Vũ Hoài Bắc praised practical contributions by the Church Council of Minh Ly sect over the past years. He also encouraged the Church to continue upholding fine traditions, accompanying the nations, contributing to build the prosperous country of Vietnam.
Chairman Vũ Hoài Bắc extends congratulations to new Chairwoman of the Executive Committee for the 2023-2028 tenure Nguyễn Thị Thu Cúc