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Diwali celebrations taking place in Leicester, England.

Diwali celebrations taking place in Leicester, England.

Vatican sends message to Hindus for Diwali

25/10/2016 12:00

The President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran has sent a Message to Hindus for the Feast of Deepavali (Diwali), entitled Christians and Hindus:  Promoting hope among families.

 

Pope Francis greets representatives of other religions upon his arrival in Assisi

Pope Francis greets representatives of other religions upon his arrival in Assisi

Hindu Assisi participant: ‘Pope Francis is moral conscience keeper of the world’

20/09/2016 15:24

Indian writer and interreligious activist Sudheendra Kulkarni is one of the estimated 450 world and religious leaders of various faiths participating in the World Day of Prayer for Peace in Assisi where he participated in the panel discussion entitled “Terrorism Denies God”. 

A small group of rightwing activists of the Hindu Sena or the Hindu Army (representative photo)

A small group of rightwing activists of the Hindu Sena or the Hindu Army (representative photo)

Indian Christians face aggression, decry unjust local government rules

19/11/2015 17:32

Church leaders in the North Indian state of Chhattisgarh are struggling against a local law that helps Hindu hard-liners stop Christian priests from setting foot in certain villages

 

Deepavali (Diwali) celebrations, 2012

Deepavali (Diwali) celebrations, 2012

Dialogue Council sends Deepavali Message to Hindus

06/11/2015 12:14

The Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue has sent a Message to all people professing the Hindu religion, who are preparing to celebrate the festival of Deepavali

 

Nepalese lawmakers wave while Nepal's parliament passes a new national constitution in Kathmandu on September 16, 2015

Nepalese lawmakers wave while Nepal's parliament passes a new national constitution in Kathmandu on September 16, 2015

Blasts in Nepal churches after rejection of Hindu state proposal

17/09/2015 13:17

The constituent assembly drafting a new Constitution has rejected a proposal to declare the country a Hindu state, incurring the wrath of the pro- Hindu organizations in the former Hindu Kingdom

 

A butcher at a mass slaughter of buffaloes for the Gadhimai festival in the village of Bariyapur, Nepal, November 28, 2014

A butcher at a mass slaughter of buffaloes for the Gadhimai festival in the village of Bariyapur, Nepal, November 28, 2014

Nepal Hindu temple bans five-yearly mass animal sacrifice

29/07/2015 10:04

The ritual of slaughtering tens of thousands of animals at the Gadhimai temple had drawn international condemnation from animal rights groups in recent years

 

Hindu devotees perform rituals at the Pashupatinath Temple to offer prayers to Lord Shiva, during Shravan festivities in Kathmandu on July 27, 2015

Hindu devotees perform rituals at the Pashupatinath Temple to offer prayers to Lord Shiva, the Hindu god of destruction, during Shravan festivities in Kathmandu on July 27, 2015

Nepal may remove 'secularism' from new Constitution

28/07/2015 09:22

In a major change, eight years after turning Nepal into a secular nation, the key term of 'secularism' may be dropped in Nepal's new Constitution as it is not considered ‘appropriate’ by many people, according to top Nepali leaders