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Canada’s Prince Edward Island Approves 120-hectare Monastery for Buddhist Nuns

The provincial government of Prince Edward Island (PEI) in Canada has approved plans for the construction of a 120-hectare monastery in PEI municapilty of Brudenell. The monastery complex, which will be able to house up to 1,400 nuns, is a project of the Great Wisdom Buddhist Institute (GWBI), led by Master Zhen-Ru and focused on nurturing the study and practice of Buddhist nuns.

Israel adopts divisive Jewish nation-state law

Israel passed a law on Thursday to declare that only Jews have the right of self-determination in the country, something members of the Arab minority called racist and verging on apartheid.

India asks states to inspect childcare homes run by Missionaries of Charity

India has instructed all its state governments to conduct an immediate inspection of all childcare homes run by the Missionaries of Charity, a Roman Catholic order founded by the late Mother Teresa, amid concerns over baby trafficking.

Pope appoints presidents-delegate for Synod on young people

Pope Francis on July 14 appointed presidents-delegate for the Synod of Bishops scheduled from October 3 to 28 in the Vatican.

7th-century Buddha statue restored after being dynamited by Pakistani Taliban in 2007

A seventh-century Buddha statue that was severely damaged by Taliban insurgents in 2007 has been restored to near-original condition.

Deadly Mexico quake unearths ancient temple

Scientists at the Teopanzolco archeological site discovered an ancient temple this week that was exposed by a devastating earthquake in central Mexico last September.

Church of England goes for growth with more than 100 new churches planned

The Church of England is to plant more than 100 new churches in coastal areas, market towns and outer urban housing estates.

Pope expresses solidarity and sadness for victims of Japan floods

Pope Francis expressed his "heartfelt solidarity" with all those affected by the worst flood disaster to strike western Japan in 35 years and said he is praying “especially for the repose of the deceased, the healing of those injured and the consolation of all those who grieve”.

Genfest 2018 concludes in Manila with a call to loving, sharing, unity

Some 6,000 young people from over 100 nations concluded their youth festival on Sunday in the Philippine capital, Manila, after 3 days of  sharing, music, art and concrete actions in the name of brotherhood. 

Buddhist order to build village for 'Seon' meditation in southern city

South Korea's mainstream Buddhist order has set out to build a large-scale complex in a southern city to provide experiences of "Seon" meditation, better known as Zen meditation, to Buddhist followers as well as ordinary people, a committee in charge of the project said Wednesday.

Japan executes cult leader behind 1995 Sarin gas subway attack

The leader of a cult in Japan whose followers released deadly gas in the Tokyo subway in 1995, killing 13 people and injuring thousands, was executed Friday.

Middle East plays vital role in promoting Christian unity, cardinal says

Pope Francis' visit to the southern Italian Adriatic port city of Bari will be an occasion to once again affirm the church's closeness with persecuted Christians in the Middle East, Swiss Cardinal Kurt Koch said.

Holy See: Human rights abuse in the fight against terrorism fuels terrorism

Archbishop Bernardito Auza, the Apostolic Nuncio and Holy See’s Permanent Observer to the United Nations in New York addressed a high-level conference on counter-terrorism.

Chinese and Japanese scholars celebrate reproduction of Song Dynasty Tripitaka

A joint team of Chinese and Japanese scholars on Saturday marked the completion of a mammoth undertaking began in 2012 to reprint a rare 5,500-volume translation of the Tripitaka from China’s Song dynasty (960–1279).

Turkey’s ancient temple site gets UNESCO heritage status

A Turkish ancient temple site in southeastern Anatolia was given UNESCO World Heritage status on Sunday, the UN agency announced at a meeting in the Bahraini capital Manama.

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