|Deputy Prime Minister Trần Lưu Quang on Tuesday visited and conveyed greetings to the Catholic community at the Cathedral of the Lạng Sơn-Cao Bằng Diocese in northern Việt Nam on the occasion of Easter 2023. — VNA/VNS Photo Quang Duy|
LẠNG SƠN — Deputy Prime Minister Trần Lưu Quang visited religious and belief organisations in the northern border province of Lạng Sơn on the occasion of Easter 2023.
At the Lạng Sơn-Cao Bằng Diocese and Mỹ Sơn Parish in Lạng Sơn City, Quang extended his greetings to local Catholic priests and followers.
He affirmed that the Party, State and Government always paid great attention to, respect and ensure human rights, including the right to freedom of belief and religion; and create favourable conditions for religious organisations to operate in accordance with the Constitution and laws.
The strong development of Lạng Sơn Province had been thanks in part to the responsible contributions from Catholic compatriots, he stressed.
Quang expressed his hope that in the coming time, Lạng Sơn leaders, people of all ethnic groups and Catholic compatriots would maintain solidarity, well observe the Party’s guidelines and policies and the State’s laws, and promote the cultural and historical traditions and the national great solidarity.
Bishop Châu Ngọc Trì of the diocese thanked leaders of the Party, State, Government, socio-political organisations and local authorities for always paying attention and creating favourable conditions for cultural and religious activities of Catholics in the locality.
On the same day, the Deputy Prime Minister also visited the Bắc Sơn Evangelical Church in Bắc Sơn District. — VNS