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Dissemination of religious law to Christians in Gia Lai

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UN Panel Declares France’s ‘Burqa Ban’ Violates Muslim Women’s Rights

The U.N. Human Rights Committee has declared that France’s ban on full-face Islamic veils, such as the niqab and burqa, is a violation of Muslim women’s rights.

Sagrada Familia gets building licence 136 years after work began

More than a century after its first stone was laid and 92 years after its famously ascetic architect was fatally struck by a tram, the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona is finally getting its paperwork in order.

At least 55 killed in communal violence in Central Nigeria

More than 55 people have been killed in a new eruption of communal violence in central Nigeria, officials said on Sunday.

Card. Parolin presides over Mass for peace on Korean peninsula

The celebration was attended by South Korean President Moon Jae-in and his wife, visiting the Vatican. Moon thanked Pope Francis for his support for the path of reconciliation between the North and the South. The hope that the Holy See's involvement will convince the most skeptical Koreans and the international community.

Jakarta archbishop calls on Catholics not to waste food

Indonesians called upon to share with those in most need to mark World Food Day

Philippine church groups honor tribal people

Church groups in the Philippines marked this year's "Indigenous Peoples Sunday" on Oct. 14 with symbolic rituals signifying their commitment to "accompany" or support tribal people in the country.

Tomb of a Pharaoh's 'Sole Friend' and 'Keeper of the Secret' Found in Egypt

The remains of a tomb complex belonging to the "sole friend" of an Egyptian pharaoh have been discovered near a pyramid at Abusir in Egypt.

Quake-traumatized Catholics seek solace at Mass

Hundreds of traumatized Catholics in Palu, capital of Indonesia's Central Sulawesi province, have attended Masses outside the largest church there, which was damaged by the recent 7.4-magnitude earthquake that unleashed a tsunami.

Russian Orthodox Church cuts ties with Constantinople

Religious schism driven by political friction after Ukraine church granted independence

Kim Jong Un wants Pope Francis to visit North Korea

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wants Pope Francis to visit the officially atheist country, South Korea said Tuesday.

Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad Awarded Nobel Peace Prize

Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad, former captive of Islamic State turned global advocate, were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for their work against sexual violence.

Bankok temple bell tower collapses, killing 1

A bell tower under renovation at an old Bangkok temple collapsed Tuesday, killing one and injuring 11.

Japan's Kono calls for int'l support for Myanmar over refugee issue

Japan's Foreign Minister Taro Kono on Monday stressed the need for international support for the Myanmar government so it can accelerate the repatriation of Rohingya Muslims who have fled to Bangladesh to escape a military crackdown.

Turkey arrests dozens of on-duty soldiers over affiliation to Gulen movement

Turkish security forces have arrested dozens of on-duty soldiers on suspicion of affiliation to a movement led by US-based opposition cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom the Ankara government accuses of having masterminded the July 2016 coup attempt against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

The 4th multi-religion concert in Germany

The Center for Vietnamese Buddhist Culture in State of Sachsen, Germany has joined the fourth multi-religion concert with the theme “Peace among Religions”

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