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Religious committee in Ca Mau extends Easter visits to local Christian organizations

Home affairs authorities in Ninh Thuan extend Easter congratulation to local Christians

International seminar on implementation of law on belief & religion

French Deputy Head of Mission appreciates Vietnamese sympathy after Notre-Dame cathedral fire

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Churches opening their doors for nationwide heritage festival

Churches across England have been opening their doors this month as part of a national celebration of historic sites.

Indonesia to Host First Meeting of Heads of National Medicine Regulatory Authorities from OIC Member States

Preparations are well underway for the hosting of the First Meeting of Heads of National Medicine Regulatory Authorities (NMRAs) from the OIC Member States to be held in Jakarta, Indonesia on 21-22 November 2018.

Tallest statue in the world takes shape in India

The world's tallest statue is nearing completion in India.

Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders cancels Prophet Muhammad cartoon competition

A Dutch anti-Islam politician has cancelled a planned Prophet Muhammad cartoon competition.

Death toll of Egyptian pilgrims to Mecca reaches 68

Death toll among Egyptian pilgrims to Saudi Arabia's city of Mecca this year has risen to 68, the Egyptian Health Ministry said in a statement Monday.

India to Help Cambodia in Restoration of Shiva Temple

India will help Cambodia in the renovation work of an ancient temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, in the remote Preah Vihear province. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the restoration of the UNESCO World Heritage Site was signed between the two countries in the presence of Indian Minister of External Affairs, Sushma Swaraj, and her Cambodian counterpart, Prak Sokhonn, on Aug. 29 in Phnom Penh, PTI reported.

President Widodo meets with Catholic bishops

President Joko Widodo paid a visit to the headquarters of the Bishop’s Conference of Indonesia (KWI) in Jakarta on August 24.

Stolen 12th Century Bronze Buddha Statue Returned to India

A stolen 12th century bronze Buddha statue was returned to India by the London Metropolitan Police on 15 August, coinciding with India’s 72nd Independence Day ceremony held at the High Commission of India in London. The 16-and-a-half-centimeter bronze is one of 14 statues that were stolen from the Archaeological Museum in Nalanda, Bihar, in 1961.

Islamic state chief, in rare speech, urges followers to persevere

CAIRO: Islamic state leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, in his first purported speech in nearly a year, has called on followers to persevere, according to a statement posted on the group's media outlet.

Sixth International Buddhist Conclave Begins in New Delhi

NEW DELHI—The 6th International Buddhist Conclave opened in New Delhi’s Vigyan Bhawan convention center on Thursday, hosted by the Ministry of Tourism, who partnered with the government of Japan as their co-organizer. The theme of this year’s conference is: “Buddha Path—The Living Heritage,” with a focus on India’s Buddhist tourism circuit.

Camera-toting robots help find new tunnels at 3,000-year-old temple in Peruvian Andes

Small, camera-carrying robots helped archaeologists in Peru discover three new underground passageways holding ceramics, tools and human remains at the more than 3,000 year-old Chavin de Huantar temple in the Andes, Peru’s culture ministry said.

Top Buddhist monk investigated for sexually harassing nuns

The government agency in charge of religious affairs in China confirmed on Wednesday that the abbot of the Longquan Temple in Beijing had sent sexually harassing messages to nuns.

Card. Gracias appeals for solidarity, generosity for victims of Kerala floods

The relentless rains, floods and landslides since August 8 have claimed the lives of at least 190 people in southern India's Kerala state, and the figure is expected to rise as rains continue. Over 314,000 people have been moved to nearly 2,100 relief camps across the state.

More than 2 million Muslims begin hajj pilgrimage

More than 2 million Muslims from around the globe on Sunday started the hajj pilgrimage at Islam's holiest sites in Saudi Arabia, one of the world's largest annual gatherings.

Muslims around the world celebrate Eid Al-Adha

Muslims around the world marked the Eid Al-Adha holiday on Tuesday, gathering at mosques or in vast open sites to celebrate one of the two most important festivals of the Islamic calendar.

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