Head of the Mass Mobilisation Commission of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee, Truong Thi Mai, visited and extended Christmas greetings to the Da Lat diocese (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA)
- Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh visited and extended Christmas greetings to Catholic and Protestant dignitaries and followers in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai on December 23.

The Deputy PM informed the Catholics and Protestants of attainments of the country in socio-economic development and national defence in 2017, attributing their contributions to the achievements.

He expressed his hope that local Catholic and Protestant dignitaries and followers will continue promoting solidarity and contributing more to the nation’s development.

Binh also asked authorities at all levels in Gia Lai to do more to facilitate religions in the province to promote their traditions and contribute to the great national unity bloc.

The same day, Vice President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee Ngo Sach Thuc visited and extended Christmas greetings to Catholic dignitaries and followers in Bui Chu diocese in the northern province of Nam Dinh.

Earlier, he also visited the Vietnam Committee for Catholic Solidarity’s Nam Dinh chapter and a number of Catholic dignitaries in Nghia Hung and Xuan Truong districts.

On December 25, Truong Thi Mai, head of the Mass Mobilisation Commission of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee, visited the Da Lat diocese.

She acknowledged contributions of Bishop Vu Huy Chuong of the Da Lat diocese and dignitaries in disseminating the Party’s policies and the State’s laws to Catholic followers in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong, contributing to strengthening the great national solidarity block as well as to the local socio-economic development.

On December 22-23, delegations from the Party Committee, People’s Council, People’s Committee of the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak and the VFF’s chapter in the locality visited and extended Christmas greetings to Catholic and Protestant dignitaries and followers in the locality.-VNA