Deputy Minister of Home Affairs Vũ Chiến Thắng extends congratulations to first annual meeting of CBCV


Deputy Minister of Home Affairs Vũ Chiến Thắng paid on April 21 a congratulatory visit to the first annual meeting  2023 of the Vietnam Catholic Bishops’ Conference (CBCV) held in Vinh diocese.

Overview of the visiting reception

The Deputy Minister accompanied by Vice Chairman of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) Nguyễn Tiến Trọng and Director of Home Affairs Department in Nghe An province Nguyễn Viết Hưng was welcomed by Archbishop Marek Zalewski, Vatican's non-resident Special Envoy to Vietnam, Archbishop Joseph Nguyễn Năng, President of the CBCV cum Archbishop of Ho Chi Minh City Archdiocese; Cardinal Peter Nguyễn Văn Nhơn, former Archbishop of Hanoi Archdiocese; and bishops of 27 Catholic dioceses.òa

During the visiting reception, Deputy Minister Vũ Chiến Thắng had exchanges with the hosts on the Vietnam – Vatican relation, including the working regulations for the Holy See’s Resident Representative in Vietnam discussed at the 10th round meeting of Vietnam - Holy See Joint Working Group in the Vatican on March 31.

The Deputy Minister expressed hope that the CBCV would guide lay parishioners to use effectively public media according to spirit of the General Letter of the 15th General Assembly of the CBCV.

Deputy Minister of Home Affairs Vũ Chiến Thắng (fifth from left) presents floral congratulation to the conference

On behalf of the CBCV, President Archbishop Joseph Nguyễn Năng took the chance to thank the Deputy Minister Vũ Chiến Thắng Affairs, the GCRA, provincial authorities of Nghe An for support extended to the CBCV’s annual meeting.

He expressed hope that the Vietnam – Vatican relation would soon be upgraded in this year.

The Archbishop also informed that the CBCV’s annual meeting held in Vinh diocese was to demonstrate communion with Ha Tinh diocese.

Vice Chairman of GCRA Nguyễn Tiến Trọng presents floral congratulation to the conference

On the occasion, Deputy Minister Vũ Chiến Thắng and the GCRA official also congratulated Vinh diocese for the inauguration of its pastoral center.

The Pastoral Center of Vinh diocese covers an area of nearly 20,000 m2 within the diocese’s office. The center consists of five stories with many functional rooms, hall, chapels, etc and has completed after two years of construction.