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53 Southeast Asian monks go on a pilgrimage to five countries, calling for peace and mutual-respect

Vietnam Youth Union in Tien Giang holds exchange meeting with Catholic youth

Training on climate change adaption held for Buddhist monks, nuns in Hue

Religious training for soldiers in Kien Giang

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Nigeria: Police rescue chained students from another Islamic school

Abused students at an Islamic school in Nigeria have "revolted," with most of them managing to escape, officials have said. Police found dozens more in chains. The latest raid comes just weeks after a similar rescue.

India’s court ends hearings in Hindu-Muslim temple dispute

India’s top court on Wednesday ended hearings to settle a land title dispute between Muslims and Hindus over plans to build a Hindu temple on a site in northern India where Hindu hard-liners demolished a 16th century mosque in 1992, sparking deadly violence.

India tightens security ahead of Ayodhya ruling

Authorities have tightened security restrictions in the northern Indian flashpoint city of Ayodhya ahead of a crucial Supreme Court ruling over the disputed site fiercely contested between Hindus and Muslims.

Pope Francis canonizes five new saints

Pope Francis canonized five new saints, including a woman who worked as a seamstress, during a mass at the Vatican on Sunday.

Religious harmony prevails in Kingdom

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Saturday said that Cambodia does not experience any religious clashes, unlike some countries, because people are allowed to freely practice their respective faiths.

UN chief condemns deadly Burkina Faso mosque attack

UN chief António Guterres has strongly condemned Friday’s attack on a mosque in northern Burkina Faso, in a statement released on Saturday.

One Million Children Praying the Rosary 2019

Children around the world will pray for peace and unity in the world. Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) is calling for all children worldwide to take part in the joint campaign “One Million Children Praying the Rosary.” As Pope Francis has designated the month of October as the Extraordinary Missionary Month, this year’s theme is: Mission.

Green Himalayas: Ladakh Launches Ambitious Climate Change Project

Two NGOs have launched “Green Himalayas,” a sustainability project based in Phobrang, Ladakh. According to The Times of India, the project’s aim is to prepare the Union Territory’s unique environment and communities for the challenges of climate change through multiple adaptation measures, along with “rejuvenating fragile ecosystems by creating a green cover in the Himalayan foothills and create a model site” at Phrobrang. (The Times of India)

Emmanuel Macron vows fight against Islamist terror amid reports police killer was Isil admirer

President Emmanuel Macron of France vowed an "unrelenting fight" against the Islamist “Hydra” as he paid tribute to the four Paris police staff stabbed to death last week by a radicalised colleague.

Iran sent thousands of troops to Iraq for Shia pilgrimage: Iranian commander

Iran has sent 7,500 members of its special unit law enforcement force to Iraq, according to the force’s commander, amid accusations from Iraqi protesters that Iranians have been directly involved in the crackdown on the protests in Iraq.

Israel shuts down for Yom Kippur

Israel shut down on Tuesday evening for Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement and the holiest day of the Jewish calendar.

Pope appoints 13 cardinals who reflect his inclusive vision for Catholic Church

Pope Francis has appointed 13 new cardinals during a ceremony at the Vatican on Saturday, many of whom symbolize his priorities for the Catholic Church during his papacy and ultimately, his legacy.

Amendments to Singapore's religious harmony law approved by Parliament

 The proposed amendments to the Maintenance of Religious Harmony Act (MRHA) were approved by Parliament on Monday (7 October) following a nearly seven-hour long debate on the topic in the House.

Rotating Buddhist Sutra Case Promoted as National Treasure in South Korea

The Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA), an agency of the South Korean Government, has announced that it will promote Yunjangdae, a rotating Buddhist sutra case, to the status of national treasure. Daejangjeon, the hall where it is housed in Yongmunsa Temple, has also been named a national treasure.

The bishops: "Violence has an origin ... No people should accept poverty"

"This is no longer the moment to proclaim that we are all guilty. That is not the truth.

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