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VBS plans Summer Camping and Seminar for Buddhist Youth

The Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS)’s Buddhist Guidance Committee held on May 30 a meeting on plans for Summer Camping and Seminar for Buddhist Youth.

Vietnam Buddhist Sangha reviews UN Day of Vesak 2019

The Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS)’s Executive Council held on June 1 a conference for reviewing the UN Day of Vesak 2019 hosted in Ha Nam province’s Tam Chuc Buddhist Cultural Center.

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.

Da Lat diocese celebrates 25th anniversary of priesthood of Coadjutor bishop

A ceremony was held in Da Lat Cathedral on May 29 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of priesthood ordination of Coadjutor bishop of Da Lat diocese Dominic Nguyễn Văn Mạnh.

15-tonne dead whale washed ashore near Mui Ne

Fishermen in Binh An fishing village (Mui Ne ward, Phan Thiet city) has lately held funeral for a giant whale, weighing 15 tonnes, found dead on the offshore near Mui Ne ward on May 29th afternoon.

Hoa Hao Buddhist club for environment protection launched in Dong Thap

The Hoa Hao Buddhism’s Executive Board in Tan My commune, Dong Thap province’s Thanh Binh district held on May 28 a ceremony for launching a club established for garbage collection and environmental protection.

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.

Inauguration of Caodai oratory in Phu yen

Song Cau Caodai Parish in Phu Yen province held on May 28 a solemnly ceremony for inaugurating the parish’s new oratory.

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.

Tuy An Evangelical Church in Phu Yen appoints superintendant

A ceremony for appointing Pastor Trần Văn Sơn to be in charge of Tuy An Evangelical Chapter in Phu Yen province under the Evangelical Church of Vietnam (South) held on May 28.

Second meeting on draft of coordinated regulation on belief activities

The Drafting Committee for drafting the regulation on the coordination between two ministries in the field of state management on belief activities by the Home Affairs Ministry and the Culture, Sports and Tourism Ministry held on May 28 the 2nd meeting.

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.

Iraq Courts Sentences 3 French Men to Death

An Iraqi court has sentenced three French citizens to death after finding them guilty for joining the Islamic State group.

Ba Chua Xu Temple Festival 2019 opens in An Giang

The Ba Chua Xu (Regional Goddess) Temple Festival 2019 formally opened on May 26 in Ba Chua Xu temple located in Nui Sam (Sam Mountain) ward, Chau Doc city, An Giang province.

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