Numerous bishops, priests and Roman Catholics nationwide took part in the 2012 La Vang Pilgrimage that ended at La Vang Church in Hai Lang district in the central province of Quang Tri on August 15.

The two-day event featured a range of religious activities and Catholic services, including the laying of the first brick to build the new La Vang Church.

The event was held to commemorate a vision of the Blessed Virgin Mary seen by several Vietnamese Catholics.-VNA