Vietnam has made great progress in endorsing rights to freedom of belief and religion, according to the political advisor to the European Union Mission to Vietnam, Juan-Jose Almagro Herrador.
President Truong Tan Sang spoke highly of Caodai believers’ contributions to the country’s construction and defence while he received the sect’s dignitaries at the Presidential Palace on January 4.
More than 100,000 Caodai pilgrims flocked to the Caodai Church in the southern province of Tay Ninh on Oct. 3 for their annual grand banquet at the Dieu Tri Palace.
Deputy Prime Minister Truong Vinh Trong received 20 dignitaries of the Cao Dai religious sect in Hanoi on January 7.
The Vietnam Committee for Solidarity of Catholics hosted a function in Hanoi on December 19 to celebrate the upcoming Christmas and New Year festivals.
More than 1,000 dignitaries and representatives from more than 2 million followers of Cao Dai attended a congress held in the Tay Ninh Holy See from December 3-5.
The conference aims to honour 150 outstanding farmers with religious beliefs including Buddhism, Catholicism, Protestantism, Hoa Hao and Caodai sects and Islam, said Head of the Vietnam Farmers’ Union (VFU) Ideology and Culture Commission Hoang Van Ngoan.