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

Vinh Long authorities extend Easter greetings to local Christian organizations

UNESCO adopts profile on Vietnamese celebrity Chu Văn An’s death anniversary

Prime Minister requests strengthened management of commercial activities and donation at worshipping places

Mai An Tiêm festival opens in Thanh Hoa

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Most Russians believe there are forces trying to undermine traditional spiritual values – poll

Two-thirds of Russians are convinced that there is a group of people who want to rewrite Russian history, and about the same number of people believe there is an organization whose purpose is to destroy Russia's spiritual values, showed a poll conducted by the Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VCIOM), which shared the results with Interfax on Monday.

Saudi Arabia confirms Hajj season "epidemic free" so far

RIYADH, Aug. 17 (Xinhua) -- Saudi Arabian Health Ministry has confirmed that the current Hajj season is so far free of epidemic and quarantine diseases among pilgrims, Akhbariya local TV reported on Friday.

Buddhist “Eco-monks” Work to Protect Thailand’s Environment

As Thailand’s economy develops and grows, maintaining the delicate ecological balance remains a major challenge. As a consequence of extensive deforestation and widespread dam projects, the country is regularly affected by both flooding and droughts, but some Buddhist monks are actively working to protect the environment by integrating Buddhist principals with environmental awareness, consulting with government officials about environmental problems, and implementing sustainability projects, such as installing solar panels at Buddhist temples and helping villagers fashion environmentally friendly cottages out of mud and other naturally available materials. 

Pakistan cardinal leads 'Green Pakistan' campaign

Church and secular organizations back tree planting to protect the environment

Heatwave reveals hidden archaeological sites across Britain's countryside

Neolithic ceremonial monuments and Iron Age settlements exposed beneath parched yellow grass

UK police return Buddha statue to India 57 years after it was stolen

British police have returned a 12th Century Buddha statue stolen in India 57 years ago.

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.

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