The Christian Fellowship Church of Vietnam convenes its 5th congress in Ho Chi Minh City on November 21 (Photo: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) – The Christian Fellowship Church of Vietnam (CFCV) convened its 5th congress in Thoi Tam Mon commune, Hoc Mon district, Ho Chi Minh City on November 21.

The congress was attended by 500 delegates who are dignitaries and followers from 40 cities and provinces nationwide.

Deputy Head of the Government’s Committee for Religious Affairs Tran Tuan Hung appraised efforts made by the Church in charitable work, poverty alleviation, and national development.

He expressed his hope that CFCV dignities and followers will promote the sound achievements to develop the Church, making it a component of the national unity bloc.

The congress will run until November 23.

The CFCV was established in 1989 and received a certificate for operations from the Government’s Committee for Religious Affairs in 2007. The Church is the third largest Protestant organisation in the country.-VNA