Chairman of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan had a working session with Hanoi ’s Committee for Catholic Solidarity in the city on November 13.

Chairman Nhan praised the efforts made by the municipal committee and its chapters at district and commune levels in connecting Catholics and local Party committees, authorities and fronts as well as in gathering their strength and promoting their patriotism.

He said it is necessary to maintain regular exchanges between local authorities and Catholic dignitaries and followers.

Hanoi is home to 470 Catholic parishes which operate under the Hanoi , Hung Hoa and Bac Ninh dioceses with 406 churches and places of worship.

The Committee for Catholic Solidarity of Hanoi and its chapters at all levels and the management boards of the Catholic parishes have actively encouraged Catholic followers to observe the Party and State’s policies and laws and participate in socio-political organisations.

The Catholics in the city have warmly responded to movements launched by the State and the Fatherland Front to boost production development and improve living conditions.

They have also supported the campaign to build a new style of rural areas and actively taken part in education development and charitable activities in their localities.-VNA