HA NOI (VNS)— Secretary of the Ha Noi Party Committee Pham Quang Nghi visited Catholic dignitaries at the Ha Noi Archbishop's Office on Saturday to celebrate Christmas.
Extending his greetings to Christian dignitaries and followers in Ha Noi, Nghi spoke highly of the Catholic community's positive contributions to the city's socio-economic development.
Bishops and priests have encouraged parishioners to abide by the Party, State and city's guidelines, policies and laws, Nghi said.
He affirmed that the authorities create favourable conditions for anyone who wants to celebrate Christmas. Ha Noi's Archbishop Pierre Nguyen Van Nhon, thanked the municipal Party Committee and authorities for caring for the lives of the Catholic people.
Nghi also visited Dang Duc Vuong, a 86-year-old Catholic living on Chan Cam Street, and wished the family a merry Christmas.
On the same day, Deputy Secretary of the Ha Noi Party Committee Nguyen Cong Soai, Deputy Chairwoman of the Ha Noi People's Committee Nguyen Thi Bich Ngoc and Chairman of the Viet Nam Fatherland Front's Ha Noi Chapter Dao Van Binh visited dignitaries and followers of the Hung Hoa Diocese in Son Tay town, the Ha Noi Committee for Solidarity of Catholics and the Bac Ninh Bishop's Office. — VNS