Local authorities from the central province of Thua Thien – Hue congratulated Catholic dignitaries and followers on the coming Christmas during their visit to the Hue Archbishop on December 23.

Secretary of the provincial Party Committee Nguyen Ngoc Thien talked about the active participation of the parishioners in social activities as well as their contributions to local socio-economic achievements.

Archbishop Le Van Hong thanked the local authorities for facilitating the followers’ practices.

He confirmed that the Catholic priests and followers will do more for the province’s prosperity.

Covering Thua Thien-Hue and neighbouring Quang Tri provinces, the Hue Archdiocese has around 69,000 Catholic followers.-VNA