Vietnam Buddhist Sangha makes European tour


A Buddhist delegation led by Most Venerable Thich Thien Nhon the acting Standing Vice - Chairman of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) and General Secretary of the Sangha’s Executive Council, is undertaking a faith propagation tour to Europe.

In Berlin, the delegation presided over the Vu Lan religious festival, with the participation of Mrs Nguyen Thi Hoang Anh Vietnamese Ambassador to Germany.

During the festival, followers and overseas Vietnamese in Berlin listened to the Buddhist leader explaining the meaning of the festival - an occasion for people to express their gratitude and love toward their mothers and fathers.
Earlier, the delegation visited the Vietnam Embassy in Germany and worked with the country’s Vietnamese Buddhist Association.
The delegation also attended Vu Lan festivals in several German cities, including Nuernberg and Erfurt, as well as other cities in Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic, from August 23-30.
On September 1, the delegation arrived in France to continue its European tour.