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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.

Education minister moots removing cross

Rome, October 1 - Education Minister Lorenzo Fioramonti on Monday mooted removing crucifixes from schoolrooms to underline their secular nature, sparking a huge row.

What all college students need to know about religion, according to the AAR

The American Academy of Religion has published a broad set of guidelines outlining what every undergraduate student should know about religion. 

Vatican financial control office director, four others suspended: report

Five Vatican employees, including the number two at the Vatican’s Financial Information Authority (AIF) and a monsignor, have been suspended following a police raid, the Italian magazine L’Espresso reported on Wednesday.

Pakistan, Malaysia and Turkey to Jointly Launch BBC Type Channel to Counter Islamophobia

Islamabad: The governments of Pakistan, Turkey and Malaysia will launch a BBC type English television channel to highlight the issues of Muslims and fight Islamophobia in the West, according to media reports.

Egyptian forces kill 15 militants in North Sinai raid

Security forces in Egypt have killed 15 militants in a raid in the country’s restive region of Sinai Peninsula.

Abrahamic House of Fraternity embodies values on which foundation of UAE was built

When Pope Francis and Dr Ahmed Al Tayeb, the Grand Imam of Al Azhar, signed the Document on Human Fraternity during the pontiff’s groundbreaking and memorable visit earlier this year, it set out a blueprint of the foundations of mutual respect and understanding upon which the UAE is built. The Abrahamic Family House, unveiled on Friday in New York, is a bricks-and-mortar manifestation of that document, a beacon on the horizon enshrining the values this country holds dear. Sitting next to Louvre Abu Dhabi, itself a monument to cultural understanding across civilizations, the triptych of houses of worship will stand as an embodiment of a society that welcomes all, irrespective of backgrounds and beliefs, for generations to come.

ODIHR provides new guidance on freedom of religion or belief and security

Amidst increasing security-driven restrictions on the right to freedom of religion or belief in the OSCE region, the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) published Freedom of Religion or Belief and Security: Policy Guidance on 19 September 2019. 

Culture of care is essential for the common good, pope tells doctors

With so many changes and huge technological advancements in the field of medicine, health care must always be at the service of the whole individual, including a supportive relationship between patient and medical professionals, Pope Francis said.

‘Talitha Kum’ Celebrates 10-Year Fight against Human Trafficking

From September 21-27, the International Union of Superiors General (UISG) will celebrate the 10th anniversary of its fight against human trafficking.

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