A Buddhist delegation led by the acting Standing Vice Chairman of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) and General Secretary of the Sangha’s Executive Council, the Most Venerable Thich Thien Nhon, is undertaking a faith propagation tour to Europe.

In Berlin , the delegation presided over the Vu Lan religious festival, with the participation of Vietnamese Ambassador to Germany Nguyen Thi Hoang Anh.

During the festival, followers and overseas Vietnamese in Berlin listened to the Buddhist leader explaining the meaning of the festival - an occasion for people to express their gratitude and love toward their mothers.

Earlier, the delegation visited the Vietnamese Embassy in Germany and worked with the country’s Vietnam Buddhist Association.

The delegation also attended Vu Lan festivals in several German cities, including Nuernberg and Erfurt , as well as other cities in Hungary , Poland and the Czech Republic , from August 23-30.

On September 1, the delegation arrived in France to continue its European tour.-VNA