The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Vietnam (CBCV) has raised 3 billion VND (142,857 USD) to support the soldiers and people of Truong Sa island district.

The donation was handed over to the Navy High Command at a ceremony in Ho Chi Minh City on October 6, which saw the participation of Deputy Minister of Home Affairs and Head of the Committee for Religious Affairs Pham Dung.

CBCV Deputy Secretary General Bishop Nguyen Van Kham hailed the efforts made by the soldiers and residents of Truong Sa island district to safeguard the country’s sea and island sovereignty.

Rear Admiral Dinh Gia That expressed his thanks for the support of the Government’s Committee for Religious Affairs, the CBCV and the Vietnamese Catholics for the soldiers and people of Truong Sa archipelago island district.-VNA