The Closing Mass of the Jubilee Year 2010 of the Catholic Church of Vietnam took place on the morning of Jan. 6 at the La Vang parish, Hai Lang district, in the central province of Quang Tri.
The Closing Mass was chaired by Cardinal Ivan Dias, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples and Pope Benedict XVI’s Special Envoy.
The Closing Mass included delivery of Pope Benedict XVI’s Message and other messages, and a number of Catholic ceremonials. The event also included a ceremony to place the first stone to build the La Vang basilica.
The Mass was the final activity of the Jubilee Year 2010 of the Catholic Church of Vietnam in combination with the 29th La Vang pilgrim congress at the La Vang parish.
The three-day event drew thousands of Catholic dignitaries and followers