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President greets Cao Dai followers for anniversary

Update: October, 14/2015 - 08:43
President Truong Tan Sang (L) hosted a reception for dignitaries and heads of Cao Dai churches and organisations in Ha Noi yesterday on the occasion of the religion's 90th founding anniversary. — VNA/VNS Photo Nguyen Khang

HA NOI (VNS) — Over its 90 years of formation and development, Cao Dai has risen to become one of the major religions of Viet Nam, contributing to diversifying the national traditional culture and fostering unity, affirmed President Truong Tan Sang.

The State leader hosted a reception for dignitaries and heads of Cao Dai churches and organisations in Ha Noi yesterday on the occasion of the religion's 90th founding anniversary.

Greeting all Cao Dai dignitaries and followers, President Sang said that the Party and State always bore in mind their contributions during the country's past struggle for liberation and current nation-building process.

He asked for their continued involvement in the country's socio-economic and cultural development.

At the meeting, representatives of Cao Dai churches and institutions said that over past years, along with religious practices, Cao Dai dignitaries and followers had actively participated in social activities like charities, disaster relief and gift presentations to soldiers at border areas and on islands.

They had also contributed opinions to the draft Constitution 2013 and the draft Law on Belief and Religion.

Cao Dai is one of the major religions in Viet Nam with over 2.5 million followers, 10,000 dignitaries and 1,000 places of worship. — VNS

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