Vietnam Officially Opens its Doors to LDS Church

Vietnam Officially Opens its Doors to LDS Church

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Elder Quentin L. Cook said Latter-day Saints rejoice that a door has been opened for religious activities in Vietnam, under the laws of Vietnam.

During a historic ceremony on May 31, government leaders in Vietnam granted official recognition to the Church in Vietnam.

“On behalf of the leadership of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its members here in Vietnam and across the world, we express gratitude and appreciation for the official full recognition of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) and its Representative Committee in Vietnam,” said Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles at the recognition event held in Hanoi, Vietnam, on May 31.

Vietnam grants full recognition of Mormon Church
A group of members gather in Hanoi on May 31 for a historic event during which government officials in Vietnam granted the Church full and official recognition. (Photo credit: IRI via DeseretNews.com)

The historic event was attended by Mr. Bui Thanh Ha, Vice Chairman of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs; Honorable Le Ba Trinh, Vice President of the Fatherland Front; and other distinguished officials and friends of the Church. In addition to Elder Cook, Elder Gary E. Stevenson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and Elder Gerrit W. Gong of the Presidency of the Seventy represented the Church at the event.

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