Catholics have made marked contributions to developing production, ensuring social order and promoting emulation campaigns, the Vietnam Fatherland Front leader has said.

Chairman of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan, who is also Deputy Prime Minister, made the remarks during a working session with Bishop Thomas Vu Dinh Hieu of the Bui Chu diocese in Nam Dinh province’s Xuan Truong district on November 10.

Chairman Nhan said he hopes the Bishop and the diocese’ dignitaries and followers will continue to uphold their achievements along with promoting emulation campaigns to contribute to the target of national development.

The chairman also asked provincial authorities and relevant agencies to provide more care for Catholics, especially in the areas of education and health care.

Visiting the Den Thanh Kien Lao parish in Xuan Truong district’s Xuan Tien commune, the Front chairman said he hopes solidarity between religious and non-religious people in the area will be further promoted.

On this occasion, Chairman Nhan visited and presented gifts to the Thanh An Orphanage which is home to 130 people, with most of them being orphans, the disabled and the elderly.

He also worked with the provincial Committee for Catholic Solidarity on the same day.-VNA