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First national conference honours outstanding Catholics

by VTV401 October 2015 Last updated at 09:47 AM

(Photo: Nhan Dan)
(Photo: Nhan Dan)

VTV.vn - The first national conference honouring exemplary Catholics during the 2010-2015 period was held in Ho Chi Minh City on Wednesday.

In his speech, President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front’s Central Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan extended congratulations to 180 Catholic priests and followers who made outstanding contributions in patriotic role model movement. 

He expressed his wish that the Vietnam Committee for Solidarity of Catholics and the Vietnamese Catholic community would continue their good work. In many localities, parishioners have donated tens of billions of VND and hundreds of voluntary days to build rural roads. 

Over the past five years, Catholics across the country have raised more than 600 billion VND (27.2 million USD) for charity. The outstanding individuals were awarded with certificates of merit from the Prime Minister, the VFF Central Committee and the Vietnam Committee for Solidarity of Catholics.

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