On November 15, 2021, Mr. Ngo Sach Thuc – Vice Chairman of the Central Committee of the Vietnam Fatherland Front, on behalf of the Standing Committee of the Central Committee of the Vietnam Fatherland Front, signed Official Letter No. 3255/MTTW-BTT to the leaders of religions members of the Committee. Committee of the Vietnam Fatherland Front on organizing a memorial ceremony for compatriots who died from COVID-19. The text of the letter is as follows:
To: – Leaders of religious organizations
In the past time, especially when the outbreak of the 4th Covid-19 epidemic has caused general difficulties for the whole society, but under the close leadership and direction of the Party, State, and Fatherland Front, the participation of all political system, the response and agreement of compatriots and soldiers nationwide and our compatriots abroad, including the active response and joint effort of religions to prevent and control the epidemic, the work of preventing and fighting the epidemic. Anti-epidemic in our country has achieved very high efficiency, contributing to controlling and repelling the epidemic.
In the difficulties caused by the pandemic, we have seen the spirit of solidarity, solidarity, mutual love, “Good leaves cover torn leaves”, “Give up rice, share clothes”, stick together with the people. ethnic groups of people of all religions with many positive activities, good, creative, effective ways of doing things, imbued with brotherhood and brotherhood. Especially in the past time, a large number of dignitaries, officials and religious believers have volunteered to join the frontline of Covid-19 epidemic prevention and control; register to use worship facilities as makeshift hospitals and isolation areas for patients infected with Covid-19; mobilizing worship facilities, dignitaries, officials, monks, and followers of religions to actively implement and spread the movement “Love meals in epidemic-hit areas and places where people are isolated”; organize intercessions, prayers, Masses and religious rites suitable for the quick end of the pandemic and for those who have died from Covid-19… Those good deeds and noble deeds contributed to connecting the solidarity, love and sharing of people of all religions with the people of the whole country and the whole political system, raising the spirit of determination to fight the epidemic, strengthening the great national unity bloc to push Covid-19 pandemic will bring peace to everyone.
To commemorate more than 20,000 compatriots and officers and soldiers nationwide who died and sacrificed due to the Covid-19 pandemic; expressing deep sadness, sharing before the loss and pain of thousands of families who have lost loved ones; spreading kindness and love; continue to encourage the spirit of the forces that have been participating in the prevention and control of the Covid-19 epidemic; At the same time, promoting the tradition of great solidarity and the unyielding will of the nation, overcoming difficulties and challenges, adapting safely and flexibly, effectively controlling the Covid-19 epidemic, restoring production, business, and developing business. socio-economic, national construction and defense, the Standing Board of the Central Committee of the Vietnam Fatherland Front respectfully requests religious organizations:
1. Respond and take appropriate forms to participate in the Memorial Ceremony (requiem intercession, prayer, Mass …) for compatriots, officers and soldiers nationwide who have died or sacrificed due to the Covid-19 epidemic. ensure dignified, solemn, thrifty and strictly comply with regulations on prevention and control of Covid-19 epidemic;
2. There are documents to guide affiliated religious organizations and places of worship affiliated to their religion throughout the country, and at the same time organize activities to commemorate the deceased compatriots and cadres and soldiers who died. in the prevention and control of the Covid-19 pandemic with the traditional rituals of each religion (ringing bells, offering incense, offering flowers, offering candles, offering offerings, releasing lanterns, praying for help, praying …) directly at the office. religious records, online, online or at the believer’s home at the same time as the Joint Memorial Ceremony organized by the Central Committee of the Vietnam Fatherland Front in collaboration with the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee, Vietnam Television and related central and local agencies co-organize the event starting at 8pm on November 19, 2021 and will be broadcast live on national television channel VTV1 from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City bridge points. Ho Chi Minh.
For related information, it is recommended that religious organizations contact the Religious Affairs Department, Central Committee of the Vietnam Fatherland Front, 46 Trang Thi Street, Hanoi. Phone: 024. 9287.400 or 080.46149. Email address: [email protected]
Sincerely thank you.