Nam Dinh leaders send Christmas greetings to Catholic community hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Source: VNA)
Nam Dinh (VNA) – Leaders of the northern province of Nam Dinh on December 19 visited local Catholic dignitaries and followers to wish them a merry and Christmas as the event is already around the corner.

Visiting Bishop Vu Dinh Hieu and Catholic dignitaries and followers in Bui Chu Bishop’s Palace in Xuan Truong district, Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Pham Dinh Nghi lauded the Catholic community’s contribution to the local development.

Nghi underscored that local Catholics have actively responded to movements to build the province by donating land for road expansion, erecting public works and implementing the new-style rural area building programmes.

They have also promoted mutual support in poverty reduction, while joining hands in safeguarding the social order and security, he noted.

On his part, Bishop Vu Dinh Hieu thanked Nam Dinh leaders for their support to the Catholic community, pledging that the community will continue engaging in the building and reinforcement of the national unity bloc as well as the socio-economic growth in the province.

Nam Dinh is home to 680 Catholic dioceses with over 400,000 followers, accounting for 21.5 percent of the province’s total population.-VNA