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Holy Week 2021: Vatican issues guidelines for Catholics amid ongoing COVID-19 restrictions

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.

Ash Wednesday at home for many Christians

Although churches are allowed to open in England and Wales, many Christians are today marking Ash Wednesday from home.

Jerusalem Christians condemn attack on church

The Patriarch of Jerusalem and other Christian leaders are calling on the Israeli government to put a stop to attacks on churches in the holy city. 

Holy See: “Effective action" needed to fight poverty in Covid-hit developing nations

Leaving “no one behind” in the present Covid-19 pandemic “depends on the willingness of States to act in solidarity and fraternity in building the common good,” according to the Holy See's representative at the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

UN Adopts Resolution on Protecting Religious Sites

The U.N. General Assembly adopted a resolution Thursday calling for greater efforts to protect religious sites from acts of terrorism and asking for a global conference on the subject.

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.

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