Front leader pays X-mas visits to Nghe An, Thai Binh provinces hinh anh 1At the meeting in Nghe An (Photo: VNA)

Nghe An (VNA)
- President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee Tran Thanh Man paid a pre-Christmas visit to the Vinh Diocese in the central province of Nghe An on December 13.

Speaking at the meeting with local Catholic dignitaries and followers, Man attributed the country’s socio-economic achievements to efforts of the Vietnamese Catholic community and Catholic followers of the Vinh Diocese in particular.

He hailed them for actively joining national patriotic emulation movements, especially towards fulfilling the dual goal of fighting COVID-19 and developing the economy.

The front leader wished that the Catholics of the Vinh Diocese would continue working closely with religions to protect the environment and respond to climate change, and carry out practical activities to contribute to the success of the upcoming 13th National Party Congress.

They were asked to continue responding to campaigns launched by the VFF Central Committee, further uphold the tradition of patriotism and solidarity, and build the great national unity bloc.

Bishop Alphonse Nguyen Huu Long of the Vinh Diocese vowed to continue urging Catholics to join campaigns launched by the VFF Central Committee.

Man also visited and congratulated the provincial Committee for Solidarity of Vietnamese Catholics on the occasion.

A day earlier, the front leader visited the An Lac Parish, the Diocese of Thai Binh, in the northern province of Thai Binh.

He expressed his belief that Bishop Nguyen Van De will continue calling on local Catholics to follow the Party's policies and the State's laws.

At the event, Man also presented gifts to disabled children who are being raised at the An Lac Parish./.