|President of the Viet Nam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan wished Catholic and Protestant dignitaries and followers a merry Christmas. — Photo laodong.com.vn
HA NOI (VNS) — President of the Viet Nam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan wished Catholic and Protestant dignitaries and followers a merry Christmas.
In a letter to all Catholics and Protestants ahead of the upcoming Christmas holiday, the front leader acknowledged and praised their great contributions to preserving and upholding the tradition of patriotism, as well as their company with the nation.
Over the past years, Catholics and Protestants nationwide have followed guidelines and policies of the Party and State, and assisted victims of natural disasters and underprivileged people, he said.
They have also enthusiastically responded to campaigns launched by the VFF and partaken in social welfare activities, the fight against drugs and social evils, and environmental protection.
Nhan highlighted the signing of a co-operation programme on environmental protection and climate change response by 40 religious organisations, including representatives of Catholics and Protestants, and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment earlier this month.
The front leader expressed his hope that Catholic and Protestant followers will carry forward the patriotic tradition and lead a good life, both secularly and religiously, thus contributing to national construction and defence. — VNS