President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Tran Thanh Man (L) and Bishop Tran Xuan Tieu of the Long Xuyen diocese (Photo: VNA)

An Giang (VNA) – President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Tran Thanh Man extended Christmas greetings to Catholic dignitaries and followers in the diocese of Long Xuyen in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang on November 26.

Visiting the Long Xuyen Bishop’s Palace, Man offered congratulations to Bishop Tran Xuan Tieu and Vice Bishop Tran Van Toan of the Long Xuyen diocese, along with local dignitaries and followers.

He expressed his delight that Catholic dignitaries and followers in the diocese have maintained solidarity, adhered to the Party and State’s policies and law, and engaged in patriotic emulation movements like new-style rural area building, charity work, and poverty reduction.

The official expressed his hope that dignitaries of the diocese will continue encouraging Catholics to take part in more social activities and patriotic emulation movements.

Bishop Tieu appreciated the Party, State and An Giang administration’s support for local Catholic followers’ religious practice.

He added that Long Xuyen diocese will continue encouraging followers to maintain solidarity, comply with the Party and State’s policies and law, and participate in patriotic emulation movements.-VNA