The Committee for Solidarity of Vietnamese Catholics (CSVC) presents relief to flood-hit residents in Thanh Hoa province. (Photo: ubdkcgvn.org.vn)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Committee for Solidarity of Vietnamese Catholics (CSVC) held a gathering in Hanoi on December 12 on the occasion of the coming Christmas.

Attending the event, Vice President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee Ngo Sach Thuc shared joy and extended greetings to the Catholic dignitaries and followers throughout the country.

Meanwhile, CSVC Chairman, Priest Tran Xuan Manh sent his best wishes to the Vietnamese Catholics on the occasion.

He underlined that the committee will stand side by side with the nation to bring happiness to the people from all backgrounds while actively engaging in humanitarian activities.

Also, the committee will do its utmost to fulfill its mission in 2019, and act for the interest of the followers, which is in line with Pope Benedict XVI’s words that a good Catholic is a good citizen.

In the past year, the Catholic associations have proactively joined in the patriotic movements, and enhanced charitable activities with classes for street children and people with disabilities, care for leprosy and AIDS patients, fundraising for the impoverished and support for disaster victims.

The CSVC has set up a network covering 42 cities and provinces nationwide.-VNA