The Viet Nam–Vatican Joint Working Group convened its fourth round of meetings at the Vatican last week, as part of an agreement reached at the previous round of meetings in Ha Noi in February last year.
Construction of the Phat Tich Truc Lam Ban Gioc pagoda got underway in Cao Bang Province's Trung Khanh district on Saturday.
The Minh Su Theravada Buddhist Sect held its second congress in HCM City yesterday to review its activities during 2008-2013 and put forward orientations for the 2013-2018 stage.
Celebrating Buddha's birthday
The Viet Nam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) held a grand ceremony at the Ha Noi-based Quan Su Pagoda yesterday to celebrate Lord Buddha's 2557th birthday.
Nation marks Buddha's birthday
Activities to celebrate the 2,557th anniversary of Buddha's birth have been held around the country, displaying what officials call a grand harmonisation between religion and society.
Lanterns lit in city pagodas to celebrate Buddha's birthday
Pagodas in HCM City this week have lit seven lotus-shaped lanterns to celebrate the anniversary of Buddha's birth.
Religious freedom in Viet Nam guaranteed
The Ordinance on Religion and Belief has created a legal corridor to ensure people's right to religious freedom.
Buddha statues highlight heritage
An exhibition of Buddhist artefacts from the 11th to 20th century opened yesterday at the HCM City-based Xa Loi Pagoda.
The Minh Ly sect under the Three-Religion Temple (Minh Ly Dao–Tam Tong Mieu) held its fifth congress in HCM City on Sunday.
Deputy PM meets Christian mission
Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc yesterday affirmed Viet Nam's consistent policy of respecting people's rights to freedom of religion and belief at a reception here for representatives of the Viet Nam Christian Mission's Executive Board
A huge ritual to pray for peace and prosperity will take place at Long Hoa Thien Bao pagoda in Suoi Tien Cultural Tourist Park, HCM City on April 2.

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Authorities step in to save old trees 1    Authorities step in to save old trees

The Ha Noi People's Committee has asked Ha Noi Urban Railway Management Unit to try to avoid chopping down many old trees to make way for a future metro line.

Young travellers rescue bus accident victims Young travellers rescue bus accident victims

A group of 16 young Vietnamese motorbikers were first on the scene at last Monday's tragic bus accident on its way from the resort town of Sa Pa, which killed 13 of the 50 passengers on a sleeper bus.

Capital's new urban areas still without safe tap water Capital's new urban areas still without safe tap water

People living in apartment buildings of the capital's new urban areas are expressing concern over poor-quality tap water.

Minister acts on highway peril Minister acts on highway peril

The Ministry of Transport has urged Lao Cai People's Committee to co-ordinate the completion of the highway linking Noi Bai airport with Lao Cai and the resort town of Sa Pa.

VN film triumphs at Venice festival VN film triumphs at Venice festival

A film by Vietnamese female director Nguyen Hoang Diep beat seven other foreign debut features to win the Best Film prize at the 2014 Venice International Film Festival's International Critics' Week.