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South Korean PM warns of strong measures against virus response interference amid church outbreak

South Korean Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun on Thursday warned of stern measures against those who interfere with the government's antivirus measures, amid growing concerns over a recent Covid-19 outbreak at a church facility spreading throughout the country.

Cathedrals across England suspend public worship as Covid cases remain high

Cathedrals across England are voluntarily closing their doors as tens of thousands of people continue to be diagnosed with Covid every day.

UNESCO Lists Korea’s Buddhist Lantern Festival as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Yeondeunghoe (연등회) a Korean festival of light popularly known as the Lotus Lantern Festival, traditionally held in the spring to celebrate the birth of the Buddha, has won a place on UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The annual festival can be interpreted as sharing the light of wisdom, compassion, and peace with the world, as well as hopes and wishes for happiness and social harmony.

Mongolia bans traditional White Moon festival celebrations due to pandemic

The Mongolian government on Monday decided not to publicly celebrate the traditional White Moon festival or the Lunar New Year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pope proclaims year of families, offers advice to keep peace

 Pope Francis on Sunday proclaimed an upcoming year dedicated to the family as he doubled down on one of his papal priorities and urged renewed attention to his controversial 2016 document on family life.

Covid Christmas: Packed church wait-lists, live-streamed services and increased giving

The usual Christmas pageants, carols and midnight Masses are being replaced during the 2020 coronavirus pandemic with fast-filling attendance registration forms, services on demand and efforts by an exhausted America to get creative for what’s usually one of the biggest holidays of the year.

Indonesia arrests suspected leader of Al-Qaeda linked Jemaah Islamiyah

Indonesian police have arrested a man believed to be the military leader of the Al Qaeda-linked Jemaah Islamiyah network who has eluded capture since 2003.

UN passes Pakistan-led interfaith dialogue resolution

The UN General Assembly has adopted the Pakistan-led resolution on “Promotion of interreligious and intercultural dialogue,” the country's foreign ministry said on Thursday. 

German, Swiss churches prepare for religious Christmas at home

Lutheran and Catholic churches in Switzerland and Germany are planning for people to celebrate religious Christmas services at home because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Singapore arrests 21 members of South Korean religious sect

Singaporean authorities have arrested 21 people who are thought to be connected to a secretive South Korean religious sect that was widely blamed for thousands of virus infections in that country.

Indonesia condemns France attacks, but warns against Macron's remarks

Indonesian president Joko Widodo on Saturday condemned what he called “terrorist” attacks in France, but also warned that remarks by President Emmanuel Macron had “insulted Islam” and “hurt the unity of Muslims everywhere.”

Anger towards Emmanuel Macron grows in Muslim world

Protests take place in several countries against French president in aftermath of crackdown

France beheading: Macron promises crackdown on radical Islam after murder of teacher Samuel Paty

French President Emmanuel Macron announced on Tuesday that the "Cheikh Yassine Collective" is to be dissolved due to its "direct" implication in the terror attack against teacher Samuel Paty and that further measures against radical Islam are to be taken over the next few days.

That Luang Festival Scaled-Down to Ensure Covid Prevention Measures

The That Luang Festival in Vientiane will feature smaller celebrations than previous years as part of a scaled-down event amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Christian leaders worldwide call on IMF and World Bank to cancel debts of the poorest nations

Christian leaders from around the world and across the denominations have made a joint call to the IMF and World Bank to cancel the debts of developing countries as they struggle with Covid-19.

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