|The respect-paying ceremony for Most Venerable Thich Pho Tue, Supreme Patriarch of the Patronage Council of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS), is being held from 7am on October 22 through October 23, 2021. (Photo: VNA)
Writing in the funeral guest book, President Phuc described Most Venerable Thich Pho Tue as a symbol of national unity and religious solidarity.
As the head of the VBS, Most Venerable Tue set an example and led the Sangha along the path of “Dharma – Nation – Socialism,” he wrote, adding that the Most Venerable’s life vividly reflected Buddhism’s cultural and ethical values.
|President Nguyen Xuan Phuc offers incense to Most Venerable Thich Pho Tue. (Photo: VNA)
The Most Venerable, who led an 85-year religious life was honored with the Ho Chi Minh Order, the second-class Independence Order, the Great National Unity Order and many other noble distinctions.
A respect-paying ceremony is being held at Vien Minh pagoda in Hanoi’s Phu Xuyen district until Saturday. The memorial service will take place at 9am on Sunday.
Most Venerable Thich Pho Tue, alias Bui Van Quy, was born in 1917 in Ninh Binh province. He first became involved in Buddhist affairs between 1953 and 1958 at kim Doi pagoda in Hai Phong city.