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As Amazon synod closes, bishops ask the Pope to allow some married priests

Bishops voted on the final document of their Vatican summit (Oct. 6-27) on the Pan-Amazonian region on Saturday, taking preliminary steps toward the ordination of married men to the priesthood, the female diaconate and the creation of an Amazonian Rite.

Afghan Museum Repairs Buddhist Art, One Broken Piece at a Time

Experts trying to restore Afghanistan’s Buddhist treasures say it is like working on a 1,500-year-old puzzle.

India, Pakistan to sign agreement on Kartarpur corridor on Thursday: MEA

The Ministry of External Affairs said that a joint secretary-level officer in the Union Home Ministry will meet Pakistan officials at zero point near the site of Kartarpur corridor on Thursday and sign the MoU on India's behalf.

French bishops plan to open plenary meetings to lay participation

France’s Catholic bishops plan to open their plenary assembly for the first time to lay participation following the passage of a controversial bioethics law despite mass church-backed opposition.

Pope’s Message for World Food Day: Wasting the bread of the poor

Pope Francis sends a message to the FAO Director General, Qu Dongyu, for World Food Day, expressing his concern for the “distorted relationship between food and nutrition”.

Nearly 1 billion euros raised, pledged for Notre-Dame cathedral rebuild

Six months after a blaze caused devastating damage to Paris' Notre-Dame cathedral, nearly one billion euros have been paid or pledged to rebuild the edifice, France's culture minister said Tuesday.

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.

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