More than 100,000 visitors and Cao Dai followers flocked to the Tay Ninh Church in the southern province of Tay Ninh on Sept. 12 for the sect’s grand ritual, Hoi Yen Dieu Tri Cung.

Hoi Yen Dieu Tri Cung is a great annual banquet where trays of fruit and food are offered to the Great Mother to pray for favourable weather, a peaceful and prosperous country and a happy people.

Addressing the event, Monsignor Thuong Tam Thanh, Chief of the Cao Dai Tay Ninh Church’s Executive Council, thanked the Party and State for providing favourable conditions for Cao Dai followers to practise their faith.

He called on Cao Dai dignitaries and followers to enthusiastically participate in poverty reduction programmes, charitable and social activities, environmental protection campaigns as well as building a healthy cultural lifestyle in the residential areas.

He urged the followers to practise faith in line with both the religion’s rules and the country’s laws under the motto “serving both religion and society well”./.