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An annual lantern parade celebrating Buddha's birthday will be canceled for a second straight year amid the new coronavirus pandemic, the South Korean Buddhist community said Saturday.
Christians in Indonesia celebrated Good Friday under heavy security with the authorities on high alert following a suicide bomb attack at a cathedral last week.
One of two suicide bombers who attacked an Indonesian cathedral on Sunday (Mar 28) belonged to a pro-Islamic State extremist group blamed for other church bombings in Indonesia and the Philippines, said police chief Listyo Sigit Prabowo.
Prime Minister Hun Sen has asked all pagodas across the Kingdom to ring the bells and beat the drums five times a day to spread COVID-19 awareness in the fight against the spread of the February 20 community event.
Israeli archaeologists said on Tuesday they had discovered pieces of a biblical scroll dating back about 2,000 years.
Minister cites national security for decision, saying garments are ‘sign of religious extremism’
Russians living in the town of Yuryev-Polsky, 170km from Moscow, marked the end of winter with a colourful Maslenitsa celebration.
Hundreds and thousands of devotees took a holy dip in the river Ganga in India's northern town of Haridwar to mark the Mahashivratri festival, Thursday.
Twenty years after being blasted out of Afghanistan’s rugged central highlands, one of the country’s famed Buddha statues made a brief virtual return Tuesday night as a three-dimensional projection filled the alcove that hosted the statue for centuries.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysian court ruled Wednesday that non-Muslims can use the word “Allah” to refer to God, in a major decision in a divisive issue for religious freedom in the Muslim-majority country.
South Korea's ICT ministry said Wednesday it will extend support for online religious activities until next month due to continued COVID-19 infections across the country.
More than 200,000 Buddhist devotees gathered via Zoom video link on Friday to attend an annual prayer and lantern ritual held in Thailand to mark Makha Bucha Day, one of the religion’s holiest holidays.
Thousands of Indonesia’s religious figures gathered on Thursday for mass COVID-19 inoculations for clergy and faith groups, with monks, priests, imams and nuns queuing to receive their first doses of vaccine.
The Vatican Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments issued guidelines on Wednesday for the celebration of Holy Week this year in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Although churches are allowed to open in England and Wales, many Christians are today marking Ash Wednesday from home.