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HCM City leaders congratulate Catholics on Easter

HCM City, March 25 (VNA) – Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Dinh La Thang on March 25 extended greetings to local Catholic dignitaries and followers on the upcoming Easter holiday.

Visiting Archbishop of the Ho Chi Minh City Archdiocese Bui Van Doc, who is also Chairman of the Episcopal Council of the Catholic Church of Vietnam, the official briefed him on the city’s socio-economic situation in 2015, as well as goals set for the time ahead.

HCM City is focusing all resources on socio-economic development and social welfare in order to become a civilised and modern city, he said, adding that a range of drastic measures have been taken to reduce crime and ensure traffic safety.

Thang noted his hope that the Archbishop and other Catholic dignitaries will contribute more to consolidating the national great unity bloc and encourage local Catholics to continue participating in patriotic movements.

For his part, Doc promised that he will encourage local Catholic followers to join efforts in building a city with a high quality of life, as well as national construction and development.