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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President leads tribute to war hero who stood up to colonialism 1    President leads tribute to war hero who stood up to colonialism

President Truong Tan Sang yesterday attended a ceremony marking the 150th anniversary of the death of Truong Dinh, a national hero in the war against the French, in the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang.

Viet Nam topple Japan in int'l Robocon finals Viet Nam topple Japan in int'l Robocon finals

The Lac Hong University Robocon team yesterday triumphed over their Japanese rival to take out this year's International Robocon contest in Pune, India.

How to eat to beat the heat: lessons from Asian tradition 2    How to eat to beat the heat: lessons from Asian tradition

At a recent English conversation get-together, I chose the topic - How to beat the heat? I also chose a second topic - Ways to calm down when one gets hot-headed.

Government refuses to give preferential policies to Vinalines in debt restructuring Government refuses to give preferential policies to Vinalines in debt restructuring

The Vietnamese Government will not make any preferential policies to support the Vietnam National Shipping Lines (Vinalines) during its restructuring plan.

Vietnamese lions to roar again Vietnamese lions to roar again

In the near future, foreign-style stone lions with fierce looks, large paws and sharp teeth are expected to be removed from relics, pagodas and temples throughout the country.