Tag Archives: Religion

  • At least 25 killed in Buddhist-Muslim clashes in Myanmar

    Charred bodies lay unclaimed on the streets of a riot-hit town in central Myanmar, witnesses said Friday, as global pressure mounted for an end to the Buddhist-Muslim unrest. ...

  • Dalai Lama congratulates new Pope

    Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama on Thursday congratulated Argentinian cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio on his election as the new pope and lauded his decision for taking the name Francis. ...

  • Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina elected pope Francis

    Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina was elected in a surprise choice to be the new leader of the troubled Roman Catholic Church on Wednesday, and said he would take the name Francis I. ...

  • Papal conclave mired in scandals from past

    The clerical sex abuse scandals that dominated Benedict's eight years as pope have left several prelates due to take part in conclave facing questions over how they handled the affairs. ...

  • Pope to resign in historic move

    Pope Benedict XVI announced on Monday he will resign because of old age, becoming the first pontiff in more than six centuries to step down. ...

  • Dalai Lama hails secularism practised in India

    The Dalai Lama praised secularism practised in India and emphasised that the message of peaceful existence of different religions in the country should be taken all over the world. ...

  • Dalai Lama imparts wisdom of happiness, compassion

    The Dalai Lama's first lecture during his three-day visit to Boston was filled with laughter and discussion on the meaning of interfaith harmony. ...