Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Top Buddhist dignitary passes away

Venerable Thich Tam Tich, chairman of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha, passed away March 6 in Hanoi at the age of 91. He was a member of the Central Executive Board of the United Vietnamese Buddhist Church of north Vietnam when the church was established in 1958. After the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha was created under government auspices in 1981, he became a member of the VBS Sangha Council and since 1997 served as its chairman. (Vietnam News Briefs, March 8).


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