Muslim scholars urge UN to outlaw ‘contempt’ of religions

Doha, Qatar | AFP |  – A leading Islamic organization has called on the United Nations to make “contempt of religions” illegal and urged the West to protect Muslim communities following the attack on French magazine Charlie Hebdo. The Qatar-based International Union of Muslim...

Pope to meet Muslim, Buddhist leaders in PHL visit

Manila, Philippines  – Pope Francis will meet with leaders of various religions when he visits the Philippines next month, pushing a message of tolerance in order to combat global religious conflicts, a church official said Monday. The pontiff will hold a 10 to 15-minute dialogue...

Pope Francis to meet leaders of other religions in PHL

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Pope Francis is set to meet leaders of other religions during his visit to the Philippines in January 2015, priests said Thursday. Fr. Melvin Mejia, secretary-general of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), said the meeting will take...

President Aquino declares observance of Eid’l Fitr on July 29 a regular holiday

MANILA, July 14 (Mabuhay) – In observance of this year’s Eid’l Fitr or the Feast of Ramadhan, President Benigno S. Aquino III declared July 29 (Tuesday) a regular holiday throughout the country. President Aquino signed Proclamation 826 last July 10 to bring the religious and...