Vice President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Vu Trong Kim has extended season’s greetings to Catholic dignitaries and followers in Phat Diem diocese, Kim Son district, northern Ninh Binh province.

While visiting the diocese on December 19, the VFF Vice President wished local priests, clergymen and Catholic followers a peaceful and merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

He affirmed the significant contributions of Kim Son’s Catholic followers to the achievements made by Ninh Binh province over the past time.

Kim voiced his hope that they will overcome all difficulties to join compatriots of other faiths to carry out the Party's policies and follow State laws in consolidating national unity and making more contributions to national development.

Bishop Joseph Nguyen Nang thanked Party and State leaders for their festive well wishes and promised to continue supporting dignitaries, clergymen and Catholic followers to "be good in both life and religion" and "live the Gospel in the heart of the nation".-VNA