Hoa Hao Celebrations

June 30, 2013

Hoa Hao Buddhist followers from all over the world gathered in Toronto on June 30th to celebrate the religion’s 74th founding anniversary. Senator Thanh Hai Ngo addressed the crowd and stressed the prominence of Hoa Haoism as one of the four main religions in Vietnam, with over two million followers worldwide. After speaking on behalf of the Prime Minister Stephen Harper to the hundreds of Hoa Hao followers in attendance, Senator Ngo highlighted the efforts undertaken by the Canadian Government to promote and build greater awareness of threats to religious freedom by promoting pluralism abroad.


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