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A new joint committee has been formed by various Buddhist organizations and the Cultural Heritage Administration of Korea to oversee the recognition by UNESCO of South Korean mountain Buddhist temples as World Heritage Sites until June 2018.
Pope Francis has named Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran the new camerlengo (chamberlain) of the Holy Roman Church.
Many in Berlin shocked by emergence of far-right anti-Islamist group Pegida as growing numbers join weekly Dresden protest
Pope Francis has sharply criticised the Vatican bureaucracy in a pre-Christmas address to cardinals, complaining of "spiritual Alzheimer's" and "the terrorism of gossip".
Archbishop of Canterbury avoids disclosing own views on issue but talks candidly about family problems on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs
(Vatican Radio) A meeting was held in the Vatican Monday between the Holy See’s Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.
Myanmar has been ranked one of the two most generous nations in the 2014 World Giving Index, which included 135 countries.
The Nobel Peace Prize for 2014 was awarded to Malala Yousafzay, the Pakistani education activist by the Norwegian Nobel Committee on Dec. 10.
Korea National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage (NRICH) said that archaeologists have found pieces of a wood coffin made in the fourteenth century under Goryeo period, engraved with 20 Sanskrit words by gold powder.
BANGKOK (9 DECEMBER 2014) - The UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) today welcomed the decision by the National Assembly of Viet Nam on 28 November to ratify the Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
The conference, which takes place in London on December 5th and 6th is organized by the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales together with the Metropolitan Police Service and the British Home Office.
Buddhist monks and devotees from various countries congregated here for the annual International Tipitaka Chanting ceremony on Dec. 3.
In the first week of December, the Bihar government’s Department of Tourism will launch a new scheme to popularize and generate awareness of the state’s Buddhist monuments. Called “walking tourism,” the pilgrimage will start in Bodh Gaya and take in other “Buddha’s footprints” circuit sites in the state. It is expected that both monks and tourists will participate.
The Jokhang Monastery in Lhasa, capital city of China's Tibet Autonomous Region, is arguably the most important temple for Tibetan Buddhists.
NEW DELHI — A self-styled “godman,” or guru, was arrested late Wednesday after a tense weeklong standoff with the police, who had attempted to storm the heavily fortified compound where he was blockaded with an estimated 15,000 followers.