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Trump Tariffs on Chinese Goods Could Lead to a 'Bible Tax'

Book publishers are imploring President Donald Trump not to impose “a Bible tax.’’

UN launches plan to combat escalating hate speech

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is launching a plan to combat hate speech and counter what he calls "a groundswell of xenophobia, racism and intolerance, violent misogyny, anti-Semitism and anti-Muslim hatred" around the world.

Notre Dame holds 1st Mass since fire devastated the historic Paris Cathedral

Exactly two months to the day after a fire blazed through the roof and spire of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, the church held its first Mass on Saturday.

Christians welcome Government commitment to 'net zero' by 2050

Church leaders and Christian environmental campaigners have welcomed the Government's new target to achieve 'net zero' carbon emissions by 2050. 

France busts neo-Nazi cell over plot against Jewish, Muslim places of worship

French police have busted a neo-Nazi cell accused of plotting attacks on Jewish or Muslim places of worship, legal sources said Tuesday.

Pope releases Message for World Mission Day 2019

Pope Francis in this year's World Mission Sunday has called on Catholics to revive missionary awareness and commitment.

Indonesia inaugurates first Catholic university in Flores

The Indonesian government has inaugurated the first Catholic university on the island of Flores.

Bodh Gaya’s Mahabodhi Temple to Receive New Hi-tech Illumination System

The Mahabodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya, India, one of the most sacred Buddhist sites in the world, will soon by illuminated by a state-of-the art LED lighting system by the end of this year, with funding for the extraordinary initiative offered by Siddhartha’s Intent India with support from Khyentse Foundation and Vana Foundation. The new lighting system is designed to illuminate every part of the temple in accordance with the highest safety and quality standards to ensure a long-lasting and sustainable solution.

Indonesia prepares for Idul Fitri holiday 2019

Indonesia is preparing for Idul Fitri 2019, the Muslim holiday marking the end of Ramadan, the month of fasting, that will fall on June 5-6. 

Final Islamic Summit declaration calls for Palestinians’ right to independent state

The “Mecca Declaration” of the 14th Islamic Summit focused on the issue of Palestine and reiterated the Organization of Islamic Cooperation’s (OIC) call for the Palestinians’ right to statehood.

Pope Francis on climate change: Time is of the essence

Pope Francis tells finance ministers they have “the responsibility of working to achieve the goals that your governments have adopted” to combat climate change.

Senior Cambodian Minister Urges Greater Buddhist Involvement in Society

Cambodia’s interior minister Sar Kheng expressed hope last Saturday for a deeper Buddhist engagement with Cambodian society during a visit to Prey Veng Province. The senior politician made his statement during a dedication ceremony at a pagoda in the Popeus commune of Svay Antor District on 25 May.

12th-century Afghan minaret saved, for now, after floods

The minaret of Jam, a revered Afgha historical treasure, has been saved from imminent danger after hundreds of workers diverted surging floodwaters that were gnawing at the 12th-century tower, officials said Monday.

Iraq hands over 188 Turkish children of suspected IS members

A judiciary spokesman says Iraq has handed over 188 Turkish children of suspected Islamic State militants to Turkey.

Church group calls on incoming senators to work for welfare of the people

With administration bets leading the 2019 senatorial race, an official of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines-Episcopal Commission on Prison Pastoral Care (CBCP-ECPPC) has called on the country’s would be senators to pass pieces of legislations with the welfare of the people in mind, and not just to please the president.

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