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Reaching consensus on compiling nomination dossier for recognizing Complex of Yen Tu Monuments and Landscape as World Heritage

Ethnic committee in Kien Giang extends congratulations to Khmer people on Sene Dolta Festival

Religious committee in An Giang presents Mid-Autumn gifts to students from disadvantaged families

Meeting on religious affairs held in Huong Khe district of Ha Tinh

Religious committee in An Giang pays visits Khmer monks on Sene Dolta Festival

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Thai Buddhist Order Finds Itself at Home in Dutch Catholic Church

In 2017, a Catholic church in the village of Afferden in the Netherlands was sold to Buddhist monastics from the Dhammakaya movement in Thailand and converted into a Buddhist temple. The sale followed a trend of closing Catholic churches in the country, but it is the first to be transferred to a Buddhist group. Today, the Buddhist and non-Buddhist communities of the area have found harmony.

Indonesia to deploy 160,000 people to protect churches for Christmas

Nearly 160,000 security personnel will be deployed to try to make Christmas and New Year celebrations in Indonesia safe, reported ucanews.org.

This is an increase from last year, when nearly 90,000 security personnel guarded about 50,000 churches across the country.

Turkey calls for more int’l investment in Afghanistan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on the international community on Monday to boost investments in Afghanistan during "sensitive" times the country has been going through.

Cardinal Tagle is the new Prefect of Propaganda Fide

The Cardinal Archbishop of Manila, Luis Antonio Tagle is the new Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples. The appointment by Pope Francis was announced on Sunday 8 December. The current Prefect, Cardinal Fernando Filoni, assumes the post of Grand Master of the Order of the Holy Sepulcher in place of Cardinal Edwin Frederick O'Brien, who resigned in April 2019 and turned 80.

Pope to COP 25: Do not close the window of opportunity

Pope Francis has sent a message to participants at the United Nations Climate Conference, COP 25, being held in Madrid until 13 December.

World's 'largest animal sacrifice' starts in Nepal after ban ignored

Thousands of buffalo will be slaughtered in Hindu festival despite efforts to end tradition

UN chief condemns church attack in Burkina Faso

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday strongly condemned Sunday's church attack in Burkina Faso, said his spokesman.

Faith leaders condemn terrorist attack at London Bridge

Representatives of London's faith community have condemned the terrorist attack at London Bridge today. 

Pope warns Youth against dangers of tech, globalization

Pope Francis on Friday warned that technology and globalization were homogenising young people around the world to the point where their uniqueness and cultural individuality were becoming endangered species.

Church of England calls Christians to repentance over role in antisemitism

The Church of England has released a teaching document in which it acknowledges the role of Christians in centuries of antisemitism as well as its resurgence in modern times.

The document, called God's Unfailing Word, is the first authoritative statement on the subject from the Church of England and outlines historic failings towards Jews.

Buddhists Among Those Welcoming Pope Francis in Thailand and Japan

Pope Francis is visiting Thailand from 20–23 November and is due to follow with a trip to Japan on 23–26 November. While the pontiff is expected to reach out to the small Catholic populations in the two countries, the visits to the Buddhist-majority nations highlights the Pope’s continued emphasis on dialogue across religious divides as a path to peace in the world.

Counting AK47s and learning trigonometry for snipers. How children were taught math under ISIS

Two floors beneath the headquarters of Iraqi Military Intelligence, at the end of a red-carpeted corridor, two doors swing open to reveal a museum of cold, calculated and deliberate horror.

Boko Haram fighters kill five villagers in Chad: authorities

Five villagers have been killed in western Chad, as Boko Haram militant fighters increase their deadly attacks, a regional official told AFP Monday.

Two of the victims were strangled and three were shot dead, said Sadick Khatir, secretary general of the Lac area.

Ptolemaic-era temple discovered in Sohag

Archaeologists have discovered a 2,200-year-old temple in Egypt. It is believed to belong to Ptolemy IV Philopator of the Ptolemaic Kingdom.

25 relatives of Al-Baghdadi captured in Turkey

Close relatives of dead ISIL leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi have been arrested in the central Anatolian province of Kırşehir on November 16, ONA reports citing Hurriyet.

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