Christmas greetings offered by leaders
THAI BINH — Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan yesterday visited the Thai Binh Bishop, dignitaries and followers to give her greetings for another prosperous and peaceful Christmas season.
At the Thai Binh Bishop's office, Doan emphasised the progresses made by Thai Binh Province in all areas and the contributions made by the religious community.
On behalf of the parishioners, Bishop Nguyen Van De thanked the government and party officials and said the bishop would continue its work in uniting members of the community and implementing all the policies of the Government and the party.
The Vice President also gave presents to 10 families facing economic difficulties.
Yesterday, president of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Huynh Dam visited Thanh Hoa Bishopric and Archbishop Nguyen Chi Linh on the occasion of Christmas.
Dam commended the bishop on its social activities, participation in programmes launched by the Fatherland Front and contributions to the national great unity bloc.
Dam affirmed the Party and State always created favourable conditions for all religions to develop in line with regulations of the Constitution and laws.
Archbishop Linh said Bishopric Thanh Hoa would continue upholding the tradition of solidarity and making contributions to socio-economic development and national construction and defence. — VNS