Kon Tum (VNA) – The Central Highlands province of Kon Tum organised 19 delegations to visit local religious dignitaries on December 17-18, on the occasion of the upcoming Christmas celebrations.

The local authorities extended Christmas greetings to Bishop Nguyen Hung Vi of the Kon Tum Diocese; Priest Do Hieu, head of the Kon Tum city parish; Pastor An Uoc, President of the Vietnam United World Mission Church; as well as Catholic and Christian priests, pastors, and followers in the province.

The provincial officials wished the religious dignitaries and followers a merry Christmas and a happy New Year, hoping they will make further contributions to local development.

The religious dignitaries were urged to continue promoting their role in encouraging followers to be law-abiding citizens, and enthusiastically respond to patriotic emulation movements, thus contributing to national unity.

The dignitaries thanked the provincial leaders for facilitating the operation of religious establishments and followers’ religious practices in line with the law.

They vowed to persuade followers in the province to work together to build the great national unity, help disadvantaged families, and actively participate in patriotic emulation movements launched by central and local authorities.

On the occasion, Kon Tum city and districts sent many delegations to visit religious dignitaries and worshipping facilities in the localities. –VNA