President of the VFF Central Committee Tran Thanh Man (centre, left) extend​s Easter greetings to Catholic and Protestant dignitaries and followers in Hanoi on a visit to the Hanoi Archdiocese and the Evangelical Church of Vietnam on April 3. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) - President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee Tran Thanh Man extended Easter greetings to Catholic and Protestant dignitaries and followers in Hanoi while visiting the Hanoi Archdiocese and the Evangelical Church of Vietnam (North) on April 3.

In a meeting with Archbishop of the Hanoi Archdiocese Cardinal Pierre Nguyen Van Nhon, Man highlighted the country’s outstanding achievements of socio-economic development and major activities in the front work in 2017, saying that Catholics nationwide have made great contributions to attainments.

He expressed his belief that Cardinal Pierre Nguyen Van Nhon will encourage Catholic dignitaries and followers in the Hanoi Archdiocese to continue participating in patriotic movements and campaigns launched by the VFF, and implementing a programme on environmental protection and climate change adaptation.

Cardinal Pierre Nguyen Van Nhon promised to continuously encourage parishioners to abide by legal regulations, and join hands in consolidating the national great unity bloc.
 
While visiting the Evangelical Church of Vietnam (North), Man said he believed head of the church Pastor Nguyen Huu Mac will work to encourage the Protestant community to join social activities and patriotic movements launched by the VFF.

Pastor Nguyen Huu Mac thanked for the Party, State and VFF’s attention to and facilitation for the church’s activities and the development of its chapters in localities.

He affirmed the church will make more contributions to the national construction and defence. - VNA