The Archbishop of Hanoi, Cardinal Nguyen Van Nhon, highly valued the capital city’s achievements in recent years during his Lunar New Year visit to the municipal People’s Committee on February 5.

The Cardinal highlighted that 7 percent of Hanoi’s population are Catholics who have greatly contributed to the national construction as well as the capital’s development.

He expressed his hope that the municipal authorities will continue to create favourable conditions for local Catholics’ life.

Chairman of the People’s Committee Nguyen The Thao attributed Hanoi’s high growth rate in 2014 to sizable contributions from Catholic citizens.

He said he looks forward to further support from the Cardinal and local Catholics to build Hanoi into a more civilised and developed city.-VNA