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Home affairs department in Quang Binh extends Christmas greetings to local Catholics

Dak Lak leaders extend Christmas greetings to religious dignitaries

Representative committee of Islamic community in Ninh Thuan holds training on Arabic teaching

Front leader pays pre-Christmas visit to religious dignitaries

Religious affairs committee in Da Nang receives US Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh city

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Brunson: pastor at centre of Turkey-US row and market turmoil

Only weeks ago it would have seemed fanciful to draw a link between the fate of an American pastor in Turkey, a crisis between two NATO allies and turmoil on global financial markets.

Buddhists advised to strengthen ethics

The Buddhist Association of China called for stronger Buddhist ethics and resistance to the commercialization of Buddhism, at the conclusion of its council meeting in Beijing on Wednesday.

Argentina Senate rejects voluntary abortion law

Argentina’s Senate voted on Thursday against legalizing voluntary abortion into the 14th week of pregnancy, rejecting the bill 38 to 31, as the Catholic Church continues to provide assistance to pregnant women in difficulty.

73 years on, Hiroshima remembers

Seventy-three years after the WWII bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Archbishop Takami reflects on the horror of nuclear warfare and on the importance of peace.

Pope sends condolences to Indonesia earthquake victims

In a telegram to Church and civil authorities in Indonesia, Pope Francis expresses his sorrow for the “tragic loss of life” caused by Sunday’s 7.0-magnitude earthquake on Lombok island.

Egypt to open Rafah border crossing with Gaza for 4 days for pilgrims

The Egyptian authorities have decided on Friday to open the Rafah border crossing with the Palestinian Gaza Strip for four days to facilitate the access of pilgrims heading to Saudi Arabia, state-run Ahram newspaper reported.

Fiji investigation underway into South Korean church group

The police in Fiji have started a preliminary investigation into the Grace Road church group after its founder was arrested in South Korea.

Thousands of churches convert to green energy

More than 5,500 churches have switched to green energy, according to Christian Aid – including 15 Anglican cathedrals.

Indonesian Court Disbands Islamic State-Linked Group for 'Terrorism'

An Indonesian court disbanded the country's largest Islamic State-linked group, Jemaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD), on Tuesday for "conducting terrorism" and affiliating itself with the foreign militant organization.

Danish Muslim Women Protest As Ban On Face Veils Enters Full Force

Muslim women and their allies organized protests in two Danish cities on Wednesday, as a ban on wearing face veils in public took effect in Denmark. 

Philippine President proposes peace talks with Abu Sayyaf

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has proposed a dialogue between his administration and the country's Islamist extremist Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) to end conflicts.

Turkish, American officials discuss jailed pastor in call Saturday

U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Saturday discussed American pastor Andrew Brunson, whose detention in Turkey has become a pressing issue for President Donald Trump, the State Department said.

Japanese company creates mobile mosque to welcome Muslims to 2020 Olympics

As Japan prepares to host visitors from around the world for the 2020 Summer Olympics, a Tokyo sports and cultural events company has created a mosque on wheels that it hopes will make Muslim visitors feel at home.

High Court Orders Bodh Gaya a Plastic-free Zone, Demands Government Action against Plastic Pollution

On 23 July, Patna High Court, the high court of the Indian state of Bihar, has instructed the Gaya District administration to announce Bodh Gaya a plastic-free zone and ordered Bihar State government to take action against the pollution caused by polythene bags, after local news reports revealed the level of plastic pollution in Muchalinda Lake. 

Danish imam charged over call to kill Jews

Danish prosecutors on Tuesday charged an imam with calling for the killing of Jews in the first case of its kind in the Nordic nation.

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