Christmas wishes are being offered to all Protestants and Catholics in the southern region as the season is coming very close.

Deputy head of the Steering Committee for the Southwestern Region Nguyen Phong Quang visited the Bishop’s Office, Cai Rang Grand Seminary and several churches in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho on December 18, wishing the dignitaries and followers a merry Christmas and happy New Year.

He informed them of the region’s socio-economic development achievements, which were contributed by local priests and followers.

The dignitaries expressed their delight at the care and support of the steering committee and the city, committing to calling on parishioners to do more for local socio-economic development.

The same day, officials from the Steering Committee visited the Long Xuyen Bishop’s Office and several churches in An Giang province.

Christmas gatherings were also organised in Vinh Long and Long An provinces for Catholic and Protestant dignitaries and believers.

Catholicism and Protestantism are two major religions in Vietnam, with nearly 7 million and over 1 million followers, respectively.-VNA