|National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân visits the Thanh Hóa diocese on the occasion of the Christmas and New Year holidays on Thursday. — VNA/VNS Photo Trọng Đức|Viet Nam News
THANH HÓA — National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân spoke highly of the active role and contributions of the Catholic community to the national building and development cause while visiting the Thanh Hóa diocese on the occasion of the Christmas and New Year holidays.
Ngân informed Catholic dignitaries and followers in the central province of the country’s socio-economic achievements, notably the success of the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week held in Đà Nẵng City early Novermber.
These achievements were the result of joint efforts by ministries and sectors as well as the contributions of all people, including the Catholic community, she stressed.
Quoting the Holy Father’s saying “To be a good Christian is to be a good citizen”, the top legislator expressed her hope that Thanh Hóa’s Catholic dignitaries and followers will continue promoting the patriotic tradition and contribute more to the construction and development of the nation in general and the locality in particular.
Nguyễn Chí Linh, President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Việt Nam and Archbishop of the Thanh Hóa Diocese, emphasised that over past years, the State and National Assembly have exerted great efforts to improve the country’s policies to better meet religions’ aspirations.
On this occasion, NA Chairwoman Ngân extended her Christmas and New Year greetings to Catholic dignitaries and followers.
She also visited and presented gifts to several outstanding Catholic families in Thanh Hóa City. — VNS