Dignitaries of the Evangelical Church of Vietnam (North) on January 24 bid New Year greetings to the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Mass Mobilisation.

Wishing the commission a happy and warm Tet holiday, Pastor Nguyen Huu Mac, head of the Evangelical Church of Vietnam (North), briefed the Deputy Head of the Commission Nguyen Manh Hung on its activities over the past year, especially its 34th General Assembly and the opening of a university for Church dignitaries and assistants.

He used the occasion to thank the Party, State and the commission for their support helping the Church stabilise its operations and bring happiness to the country’s Protestant community.

Pastor Mac voiced his hope that the commission will pay more attention to religions by creating conditions for groups of Protestants to practice their beliefs regularly.

For his part, the Deputy Head of the Commision Nguyen Manh Hung, spoke highly of the Church’s activities in 2013, conveying his wish that Protestant dignitaries and followers will continue supporting the nation on its development path.

He also noted his hope that the Evangelical Church of Vietnam (North) will soon merge with the Evangelical Church of Vietnam (South), creating a common house for Protestants nationwide.

The same day, the commission received a delegation of the Cao Dai Tay Ninh religion led by Thuong Phong Thanh, who said the Church has guided its followers to abide by guidelines and policies of the Party and State while participating in movements launched by the Vietnam Fatherland Front.

Hailing the Church’s outstanding performance, Hung called on it to continue encouraging its followers to lead good secular and religious lives.-VNA