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Hanoi leader welcomes delegation of LDS Church

53 Southeast Asian monks go on a pilgrimage to five countries, calling for peace and mutual-respect

Vietnam Youth Union in Tien Giang holds exchange meeting with Catholic youth

Training on climate change adaption held for Buddhist monks, nuns in Hue

Religious training for soldiers in Kien Giang

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Caodai parish in Ben Tre installs Divine Eye worshipping symbol

A solemn ceremony for installing the worshipping symbol of Divine Eye in the oratory of Long Dinh parish under the Tay Ninh Caodai Church in Ben Tre province’s Binh Dai district was held on October 6.

Pope appoints 13 cardinals who reflect his inclusive vision for Catholic Church

Pope Francis has appointed 13 new cardinals during a ceremony at the Vatican on Saturday, many of whom symbolize his priorities for the Catholic Church during his papacy and ultimately, his legacy.

Festival for minority and religious youth held in Binh Duong

The Youth Union of Binh Duong province’s Thu Dau Mot city has held a festival for ethnic minority and religious youth.

VBS in Quang Binh to celebrate its 10th founding anniversary

The Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) Executive Committee in Quang Binh province held on October 2 a meeting on its 10th founding anniversary.

Amendments to Singapore's religious harmony law approved by Parliament

 The proposed amendments to the Maintenance of Religious Harmony Act (MRHA) were approved by Parliament on Monday (7 October) following a nearly seven-hour long debate on the topic in the House.

Rotating Buddhist Sutra Case Promoted as National Treasure in South Korea

The Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA), an agency of the South Korean Government, has announced that it will promote Yunjangdae, a rotating Buddhist sutra case, to the status of national treasure. Daejangjeon, the hall where it is housed in Yongmunsa Temple, has also been named a national treasure.

Quang Nam hosts exhibition on Hoang Sa and Truong Sa archipelagos

An exhibition titled “Hoang Sa, Truong Sa of Vietnam: Historical and legal evidence” began at Tran Cao Van High School in Tam Ky city in the central province of Quang Nam on October 3.

The bishops: "Violence has an origin ... No people should accept poverty"

"This is no longer the moment to proclaim that we are all guilty. That is not the truth.

Education minister moots removing cross

Rome, October 1 - Education Minister Lorenzo Fioramonti on Monday mooted removing crucifixes from schoolrooms to underline their secular nature, sparking a huge row.

Dissemination of religious laws to Buddhist monks and nuns in Hanoi

The Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) held on October 1 a meeting for disseminating for Buddhist monks and nuns of the Vietnam Buddhist Institute in Hanoi.

What all college students need to know about religion, according to the AAR

The American Academy of Religion has published a broad set of guidelines outlining what every undergraduate student should know about religion. 

First folk festival to highlight Hanoi’s traditional culture, heritages

The first-ever folk festival honoring Hanoi’s traditional and contemporary culture as well as cultural heritages will be held at the Lý Thái Tổ Statue Square beside Hoan Kiem Lake in the heart of the capital city on November 15-17, according to the municipal Department of Culture and Sports.

Vatican financial control office director, four others suspended: report

Five Vatican employees, including the number two at the Vatican’s Financial Information Authority (AIF) and a monsignor, have been suspended following a police raid, the Italian magazine L’Espresso reported on Wednesday.

Third-quarter State administration on religion in Northern region reviewed

The state governance on belief and religion for the 3rd quarter in Vietnam North has been reviewed at the meeting held on October 2 in the northern province of Quang Ninh.

Buddhist temple in Vinh Phuc supports construction of rural bridge in Ha Giang

A new rural bridge located in Ha Giang’s Quang Binh district and sponsored by Van Pagoda in Vinh Phuc province’s Tam Dao district was formally inaugurated at a ceremony held on September 30.

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