The Christian Fellowship Church of Vietnam commenced the fourth congress on November 25 (Photo: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) – The Christian Fellowship Church of Vietnam (CFCV) commenced the fourth congress at its headquarters in Thoi Tam Thon commune of Ho Chi Minh City’s Hoc Mon district on November 25.

The Reverend Huynh Huyen Vu from the CFCV said the congress, the Church’s biggest religious activity, is attended by nearly 700 dignitaries and followers from over 40 provinces and cities nationwide, along with domestic and international guests.

The CFCV has the largest scope of operation among the 10 licensed Protestant organisations in the country at present, he noted, adding that the Church has actively contributed to charitable work as well as the national development.

Addressing the event, deputy head of the Government’s Committee for Religious Affairs Bui Thanh Ha highly valued efforts by the CFCV’s dignitaries and followers. Their activities have thrived in the past several years with an increase in the number of places of worship.

The Church has also engaged in charitable work such as offering humanitarian aid to its H’Mong ethnic followers who were victims of a bridge collapse in the northern mountainous province of Lai Chau, funding the repair of houses for flood victims, and providing supports for underprivileged students, he added.

The official also highlighted the active participation of the CFCV’s followers in campaigns on building civilised lifestyle in residential areas and local cultural and economic activities.

The CFCV’s fourth congress is scheduled to run through November 27.-VNA