Vietnam bans UBCV Buddhists in Hue, Binh Dinh, Phu Yen, Ba Ria Vung Tau, Tien Giang, Lam Dong from celebrating Buddha’s Birth – Thich Thien Hanh prepares to hold ceremony in Hue despite government ban

PARIS, 30th May 2007 (IBIB) – Whereas Buddhists around the world are preparing to celebrate the 2551st Anniversary of the Birth of Buddha, or Vesak, tomorrow, 31st May 2007, the Vietnamese authorities have banned the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV) from celebrating this important Buddhist event and prohibited circulation …

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US State Department Delegation visits Thich Quang Do in Saigon

PARIS, 9 April 2007 (IBIB) – A delegation from the US State Department, including Mr Eric G. John, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia and the Pacific, Mr Seth D. Winnick, U.S. Consul General and members of staff paid a visit to prominent dissident Venerable Thich Quang Do, …

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