Christmas wishes sent to Evangelical Church of Vietnam

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Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh (sixth left) offers wishes to the General Confederation of the Evangelical Church of Vietnam (South) ahead of the Christmas holiday during her visit to Ho Chi Minh City on December 20. (Photo: httlvn.org)
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NDO/VNA – Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh offered warm wishes to the General Confederation of the Evangelical Church of Vietnam (South) and its head Pastor Thai Phuoc Truong ahead of the Christmas holiday during her visit in Ho Chi Minh City on December 20.

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She extended Christmas wishes to Protestant dignitaries and followers, congratulating the confederation on its strong growth of nearly 1 million followers in over 2,000 chapters nationwide.

Thinh thanked them for standing side-by-side with the Party and State and wished that Protestant dignitaries and followers would continue the sense of unity to contribute to the nation.

Truong, for his part, thanked leaders of the Party, State, and the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee for providing support for Protestant followers to join religious activities, adding that since the Law on Belief and Religion took effect earlier this year, Protestants’ religious activities have expanded across the nation.

He pledged to continue calling on Protestant dignitaries and followers to actively contribute to national development.

The same day, head of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs Vu Chien Thang and authorities of the central Thua Thien-Hue province visited and extended Christmas greetings to dignitaries of the Hue Archdiocese.

At the event, Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Phan Ngoc Tho highlighted the achievements made by the province this year and expressed thanks for the contributions made by Catholic dignitaries and followers. He wished that the Catholic community would continue its sense of unity, contributing to local development.

Archbishop of the Hue Archdiocese Joseph Nguyen Chi Linh, who is also President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Vietnam, affirmed that in the spirit of solidarity, the local Catholic community will join hands in the cause of national growth.

On the occasion, the Hue municipal chapter of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee also held a meeting with representatives from the Parish Pastoral Council, the Evangelical Church of Vietnam, as well as both Catholic and Protestant followers.