Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan on Dec. 23 visited Catholic dignitaries and followers at the Phat Diem bishop’s office in Kim Son district of the northern province of Ninh Binh on the occasion of Christmas and New Year.

Wishing Catholic dignitaries and followers in Phat Diem a merry and happy Christmas, the Vice President highlighted Catholic followers’ contributions to the achievements that Ninh Binh has made recently.

Doan said she hopes that Catholic followers in the province will overcome difficulties and join hands with the entire nation to contribute to building a great national unity bloc in the time to come.

Bishop Giuse Nguyen Nang thanked for the Party and State’s attention to the Catholics’ festival, pledging to continue encouraging Catholic dignitaries and believers to follow the Party guidelines and the State’s policies and law while practising their faith.

On the occasion, the Vice President presented gifts to 10 outstanding Catholic families in Kim Son district./.