Memorial service held for Supreme Patriarch of Vietnam Buddhist Sangha hinh anh 1At the event (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – The memorial service for Most Venerable Thich Pho Tue, Supreme Patriarch of the Patronage Council of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS), who passed away on October 21 at the age of 105, took place at the Vien Minh (Rang) Pagoda in Hanoi on October 24 morning.

The Most Venerable, who led an 85-year religious life, is also member of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee and head of the Vien Minh (Rang) Pagoda in Quang Lang commune of Hanoi’s Phu Xuyen district.

He used to be the Vice President of the VBS’s Executive Council and head of the executive board of the VBS chapter in former Ha Tay province (now part of Hanoi).

The monk was honoured with the Ho Chi Minh Order, the second-class Independence Order, the Great National Unity Order, the certificate of merit by the Prime Minister, and many other noble rewards in recognition of his dedications to the Buddhism and the secular life.

At the ceremony, Most Venerable Thich Tri Quang, Deputy Patriarch of the VBS, read the recitation of the remembrance of Most Venerable Thich Pho Tue, which said the Most Venerable’s life achieved three things that everyone in the world bows to, that was, the highest position, the longest life span, and the brightest virtue.

At the same time, memorial ceremonies for Most Venerable Thich Pho Tue were held at VBS chapters in cities and provincies nationwide, which were also connected with the Vien Minh Pagoda.

The same day, a memorial ceremony for Most Venerable Thich Pho Tue took place at the Phat Tich pagoda in Laos’ Vientiane, gathering the participation of the Vietnamese Embassy in Laos, the association of Vietnamese in Laos, the Lao Buddhist Coalition Central Committee, as well as many Buddhist monks, nuns and followers in Laos./.