Head of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs Vu Chien Thang (L) presents gift to Archbishop of the Hue Archdiocese Joseph Nguyen Chi Linh (Source: VNA)
 
Thua Thien-Hue (VNA) – Head of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs Vu Chien Thang and authorities of the central Thua Thien-Hue province visited and extended Christmas greetings to dignitaries of the Hue Archdiocese on December 20.

At the event, Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Phan Ngoc Tho highlighted the achievements made by the province this year and expressed thanks for the contributions made by Catholic dignitaries and followers.

He wished that the Catholic community would continue its sense of unity, contributing to local development.

Archbishop of the Hue Archdiocese Joseph Nguyen Chi Linh, who is also President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Vietnam, affirmed that in the spirit of solidarity, the local Catholic community will join hands in the cause of national growth.

On the occasion, the Hue municipal chapter of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee also held a meeting with representatives from the Parish Pastoral Council, the Evangelical Church of Vietnam, as well as both Catholic and Protestant followers.

In the town of Huong Thuy, local leaders visited and congratulated seven religious establishments and Catholic followers in the locality.

Local Catholic dignitaries vowed to continue calling on Catholics to follow Party policies and guidelines, and State laws to further contribute to the national cause.–VNA