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Cardinal Yeom: "With denuclearization, a leap forward for peace"

The summit in progress in Pyongyang and the relative declaration co-signed by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean president Moon Jae-in generate hope and enthusiasm in the Korean population. 

Pope: The Synod of Bishops at the service of the People of God

Less than a month from the beginning of the Synod of Bishops dedicated to young people, Pope Francis has published an Apostolic Constitution, “Episcopalis communio,” on the structure of the Synod, which was instituted by Pope Paul VI in 1965.

4,000-year-old Egyptian Tomb of Mehu opens to the public for the first time

(CNN) — An ancient Egyptian tomb hidden away from public eyes for more than 80 years has opened near Giza, the home of the ancient pyramids.

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.

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