The President of Vietnam, Vo Van Thuong, visited the headquarters of the country’s Episcopal Conference in Ho Chi Minh City last Monday, August 7
Newsroom (08/08/2023 15:00, Gaudium Press) The Vietnam Bishops’ Conference, situated in Ho Chi Minh City, welcomed a visit from President Vo Van Thuong of the country on Monday, August 7.
This visit by the head of state follows his recent meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican and the subsequent signing of the agreement regarding the Statute of the Resident Papal Representative and the Office of the Resident Papal Representative in Vietnam on July 27.
During this visit, the President, accompanied by nine other government officials, engaged in a meeting with nine Vietnamese bishops that lasted over an hour. Among them was Archbishop Joseph Nguyễn Năng, the president of the National Bishops’ Conference.
The bishops expressed their gratitude to the government for their proactive approach to the ongoing discussions between the government and the Catholic Church. In turn, Vo Van Thuong conveyed his appreciation to the Catholic Church and Pope Francis for their dedicated efforts to benefit the people of Vietnam.
Compiled by Carlos Ruiz