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Vietnam, Laos share experience in state management of religious affairs

Ben Tre authorities hold religious affairs training for local officials

Religious youth festival held in Đà Nẵng

Quang Binh authorities extend congratulation to provincial VBS chapter on Buddhist Parents Day 2019

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Kumbh Mela 2019: UP government allotted Rs 4,300 crore for infrastructure

"The UP government is making efforts to familiarise the world with high-quality life, conduct and thoughts of Indian culture through the Kumbh Mela"

5 million women form massive human chain for gender equality

Some 5 million women in the Indian southern state of Kerala formed a 620-kilometer (385-mile) human chain on Tuesday to demand equal gender rights, the India Today reported.

Indonesia tsunami survivors remain jittery as deaths hit 429

SUMUR, Indonesia — Panicked residents, police and soldiers in this remote fishing village clobbered by a devastating weekend tsunami ran to higher ground Tuesday, shouting “Water is coming! Water is coming!” and reciting verses from the Quran as emergency messages were broadcast over mosque speakers.

Pope announces establishment of new diocese and appointments of bishops in Vietnam

Pope Francis on December 22 announced the establishment of Ha Tinh diocese from part of Vinh diocese and the appointment of Bishop Paul Nguyễn Thái Hợp and Bishop Alfonso Nguyễn Hữu Long prelates of Ha Tinh and Vinh dioceses.

Pope Francis to visit the United Arab Emirates in February

The Vatican announced that Pope Francis is scheduled to travel to the United Arab Emirates in February to participate in an interfaith meeting.

Bulgarian national sentenced to 7 years in prison in Austria

A Bulgarian national was sentenced to 7 years in prison in Austria after plans for terrorist attack were discovered, France Press informs, referring to the Prosecutor’s Office.

Sri Lanka hosts 5th International Conference of Theravada Buddhist Universities

The inauguration ceremony of the 5th International Conference of the International Association of Theravada Buddhist Universities (IATBU) was commenced under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena in Colombo, on Tuesday (27).

Mumbai attacks anniversary draws solemn tributes and new pressure on Pakistan

India marked the 10th anniversary of the Mumbai terror attacks Monday with ceremonies at sites across the city that became battlegrounds in the wave of violence that killed scores and dealt a critical blow to relations with neighbouring Pakistan.

Japanese, Korean bishops pledge to listen to youth

Bishops from Japan and South Korea put their heads together to debate what youngsters want from the church.

Card Charles Maung Bo is the new president of Asia’s bishops

Card Charles Maung Bo (pictured) will be the new president of the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences (FABC) On 1st January 2019.

Grenade attack on northern India prayer hall kills 3

Three people were killed and over a dozen injured on Sunday when two men on a motorbike targeted a prayer hall with a grenade in northern India, police said. 

Israel, Gaza continue to trade deadly heavy fire amid worst tensions since 2014

The barrage of rockets from the Gaza Strip continued targeting southern Israel on Tuesday, killing a man, while Israeli airstrikes killed four in Gaza amid one of the worst flare-ups since 2014.

Israel bombs Hamas TV station in Gaza after warning calls, shots

Israeli warplanes bombed the studios of Hamas’s television station in the Gaza Strip on Monday during a surge in cross-border fighting, Palestinian officials and witnesses said.

Russia's Next Weapon: A Church

The Russian military plans to build a military church to bolster the spiritual values of its armed forces.

Saudi Arabia targets Palestinians in Israel with latest Mecca ban

Saudi Arabia has banned Palestinians and Israeli Muslims from entering the country with temporary passports, ending their chance to make the pilgrimage to Islam’s holiest site, Mecca.

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