HCM CITY (VNS) — The Presbyterian Church of Viet Nam held its second congress in HCM City yesterday to review its activities during the first tenure and plans for the next four years.
Followers and dignitaries of the church have always abided by laws, boosted production and contributed to poverty-reduction work, heard the congress.
Delegates also highlighted the church's contributions to national construction and protection and charitable and humanitarian activities.
Bui Thanh Ha, Deputy Head of the Government's Committee for Religious Affairs, stressed the Party and State always recognised and highly valued the contributions of religious compatriots, including Protestants.
He added that the Government believed the church would continue to maintain its activities based on laws and legal regulations that enhance national construction.
The church now has some 17,000 followers from 22 localities throughout the country. — VNS