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Vatican`s approval of Iraq strikes a rare exception to peace policy

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 11:29

The Holy See`s ambassador to the United Nations, Silvano Tomasi, this weekend supported US air strikes aimed at halting the advance of Sunni Islamic State (IS) militants, calling for "intervention now, before it is too late".

PM Narendra Modi wishes people on occasion of Ramzan

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 20:47

Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted people of India on Sunday on the occasion of holy month of Ramazan.

Cuffed knifeman "apologises" for holy war assault in China`s Xinjiang

Last Updated: Sunday, June 22, 2014, 11:12

One of the assailants who carried out an attack in western China that injured four people has apologised and said other members of his group had convinced him to participate in a "holy war", state media said late on Saturday.

India`s struggle to free Ganga of pollution– a flowing mess!

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014, 18:21

For centuries, Ganga is considered as the holiest of the holy rivers, serving as a gateway for souls to escape the cycle of rebirth and attain salvation.

Israeli and Palestinian presidents to meet at Vatican on June 8

Last Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014, 02:22

Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will meet at the Vatican and pray for peace together at an unprecedented gathering on June 8, the Vatican said on Thursday.

Pak Sikhs threaten protests against holy book desecration

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 16:22

A Sikh organisation in Pakistan has threatened to launch countrywide protests if those who allegedly desecrated the Sikh holy book are not arrested by Saturday.

Pak Sikhs protest desecration of holy book

Last Updated: Friday, May 23, 2014, 20:03

Dozens of angry Sikhs stormed Pakistan`s parliament complex here today in protest against several instances of alleged desecration of their holy book over the past few years.

Israel, Palestinians eye political gain from Pope Francis visit

Last Updated: Monday, May 19, 2014, 13:49

When Pope Francis arrives in the Holy Land on his "pilgrimage of prayer," Israelis and Palestinians will both be looking to use the visit to score a few political points.

Israel denies sovereignty deal with Vatican on holy site

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 22:04

Israel said it had "no intention" of giving the Vatican sovereignty over a sensitive holy site in Jerusalem, following protests by ultra-Orthodox Jews ahead of Pope Francis`s visit this month.

Israel urged to act on hate crime ahead of Pope visit

Last Updated: Thursday, May 08, 2014, 21:13

Just weeks before Pope Francis visits the Holy Land, a string of racist attacks on Christian and Muslim sites is forcing Israel to reconsider how it should handle Jewish extremism. 

Don`t turn shrines into tourist spots, urges Shankaracharya

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 06, 2014, 13:31

Shankaracharya Swami Vasudevanand Saraswati of Badrikashram, has warned authorities against turning shrines in Uttarakhand into tourist spots.

Pope in hot water over `personal` phone calls

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 20:09

Pope Francis`s habit of picking up the phone and cold calling people who write to him is landing the Vatican in hot water and spokesman Federico Lombardi has had enough.