Deputy PM Dam extends Christmas greetings in Nghe An, Ha Tinh provinces
Sunday, 2017-12-17 05:52:19
NDO - Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam visited and extended his greetings to the Committees for Catholic Unity in the two central provinces of Nghe An and Ha Tinh on December 16 ahead of Christmas.
Over the past years, Catholics in Nghe An and Ha Tinh have actively participated in movements to build a cultured life in local neighbourhoods aligned with building new rural areas, helping to strengthen solidarity within the community.
Many agricultural farms have also been established in Catholic quarters while the number of small and medium businesses owned by Catholic has been on the increase, creating hundreds of jobs and improving the income of local households.
At the same time, charitable movements to help poor people, agent orange/dioxin victims and for those affected by natural disaster have received the support of many Catholic priests and adherents.
During his visit, Deputy PM Dam reiterated the Party and State’s consistent policy of ensuring religious freedom and praised people of religion in general and Catholics in particular for making contributions to national construction and defence.
On the occasion of the upcoming Christmas, he extended his best greetings to Catholic priests and followers, wishing them a merry and peaceful Christmas.
For their part, Priest Dau Quang Hai and Nguyen Dang Dien thanked the concern of the Party and State, noting that Christmas, from a religious festival, has become a public festival celebrated by many people.
The same day, Deputy PM Dam visited two Catholic families in Nghe An province and a kindergarten run by Catholic sisters in Ha Tinh province as well as visiting the Nghe An border guards and offering incense to the great poet Nguyen Du.