Peace in the land of the Catholic Church

Over 7 million parishioners (nearly 8% of the population) of the Catholic Church in Vietnam who live in 4,500 parishes nationwide are making contributions to the country's development and prosperity.

Peace in the land of the Catholic Church

The chancel of Phu Cam cathedral in Thua Thien-Hue province, which can accommodate 2,500 people, is almost fully occupied during Sunday services

Peace in the land of the Catholic Church

Peace in the land of the Catholic Church

Peace in the land of the Catholic Church

Summer activities for children at Phu Cam cathedral are diverse, covering from learning the dogmas of the church, foreign languages and life skills to singing and dancing

Peace in the land of the Catholic Church

Tay Linh parish is located in Thuan Loc ward within the inner city of Hue. The parish was formed during the dynasty of Vo Vuong Nguyen Phuc Khoai and was originally called Cau KhoPeace in the land of the Catholic Church

Acolytes offer candles on the altar before a service

 Peace in the land of the Catholic Church

The choir of Tay Linh church sing hymns during a Sunday service

Peace in the land of the Catholic Church

Tay Linh parish under the Archdiocese of Hue has over 1,100 parishioners, who mostly live in Thuan Loc ward

Peace in the land of the Catholic Church

Our Lady of La Vang is a Marian apparition in the figure of a Vietnamese lady holding in her arms her child wearing a Vietnamese traditional costume

Peace in the land of the Catholic Church

The basilica of the shrine of Our Lady of La Vang seen from the ancient bell tower

Peace in the land of the Catholic Church

A relief of Vietnamese martyrs at the pilgrimage center of Our Lady of La Vang

Peace in the land of the Catholic Church

Nuns meet at the shrine of Our Lady of La Vang

Peace in the land of the Catholic Church

A service held at Phat Diem cathedral, Ninh Binh province

Peace in the land of the Catholic Church

Christmas is held annually in Phat Diem cathedral

Peace in the land of the Catholic Church

Phat Diem diocese organizes a summer class for children to learn dogmas and play games

Peace in the land of the Catholic Church

Catholic children in a candle parade on Christmas night

Peace in the land of the Catholic Church

A wedding ceremony at Suoi Rao church, Ba Ria-Vung Tau province

Peace in the land of the Catholic Church

Young people join summer activities in Suoi Rao parish

Peace in the land of the Catholic Church

The administration of Ba Ria Vung Tau province provides free medical check-ups for lay people from Suoi Rao parish

Peace in the land of the Catholic Church

Children at a summer camp held in Rao River parish 

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