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Ban Ki-moon with his wife during the opening of UN building in Astana ©Tengrinews
Ban Ki-moon visits Kazakhstan, speaks tolerance

Ban Ki-moon visited Kazakhstan for the Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions in Astana.

Ban Ki-moon visits Kazakhstan, speaks tolerance
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Religious leaders should inculcate tolerance and forgiveness in their congregations: Nazarbayev

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev has called onto leaders of various religions to promote tolerance and forgiveness in their congregations.

Religious leaders should inculcate tolerance and forgiveness in their congregations: Nazarbayev
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Nazarbayev compares religions

President of Kazakhstan finds similarities between various religions, specifically in calls for tolerance and responsibility for one's actions.

Nazarbayev compares religions
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Kazakh President urges to stop armed conflicts

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev has urged to stop all armed conflicts in his address during the V Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions in Astana.

Kazakh President urges to stop armed conflicts
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Nazarbayev slams social networks, Internet, pseudo-culture

President of Kazakhstan speaks harsh words about the current state of culture, in which social networks and the Internet undermine moral principles and spirituality.

Nazarbayev slams social networks, Internet, pseudo-culture
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5th Congress of World and Traditional Religions held in Kazakhstan

The fifth Congress of World and Traditional Religions is held in Kazakhstan's capital Astana today.

5th Congress of World and Traditional Religions held in Kazakhstan
Pope Francis heads to Sarajevo with reconciliation message
Pope Francis heads to Sarajevo with reconciliation message

Pope Francis flies into Sarajevo bearing a message of reconciliation 20 years after peace accords which ended Bosnia's war but left the country divided on ethnic lines

Pope Francis heads to Sarajevo with reconciliation message
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Jean-Louis Pierre Tauran, president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue in the Roman Curia, to attend the V Congress of World Religions in Astana

Pope Francis will not be attending the event: Vice Minister of Culture and Sports.

Jean-Louis Pierre Tauran, president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue in the Roman Curia, to attend the V Congress of World Religions in Astana
Ireland's gay marriage vote was "a defeat": Vatican daily
Ireland's gay marriage vote was "a defeat": Vatican daily

The Irish vote in favour of gay marriage constitutes "a defeat" that highlights a gap between the Church and modern society.

Ireland's gay marriage vote was "a defeat": Vatican daily
Church unnerved by Ireland's huge 'Yes' to gay marriage
Church unnerved by Ireland's huge 'Yes' to gay marriage

The once-dominant Catholic Church in Ireland was trying to come to terms with an overwhelming vote in favour of gay marriage.

Church unnerved by Ireland's huge 'Yes' to gay marriage
Castro at Vatican thanks pope for mediating thaw with US
Castro at Vatican thanks pope for mediating thaw with US

Cuban President Raul Castro met with Pope Francis at the Vatican, thanking the pontiff for his role in brokering an historic rapprochement between Havana and Washington.

Castro at Vatican thanks pope for mediating thaw with US
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Nazarbayev urges world community to learn from Kazakhstan's peacefulness

Nursultan Nazarbayev said that the world community has something to learn from Kazakhstan. Namely, its peacefulness and unity of people of various religions and nationalities.

Nazarbayev urges world community to learn from Kazakhstan's peacefulness
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French Muslim girl banned from class for wearing long skirt

The case of a Muslim girl who was banned from class twice for wearing a long black skirt seen as too openly religious for secular France has sparked an outcry.

French Muslim girl banned from class for wearing long skirt
Pope condemns resurgence of anti-Semitism in Europe
Pope condemns resurgence of anti-Semitism in Europe

Pope Francis condemned a "worrying" resurgence of anti-Semitism in Europe and urged the continuation of dialogue between Christians and Jews.

Pope condemns resurgence of anti-Semitism in Europe
Cathedral service to mourn 150 victims of Germanwings crash
Cathedral service to mourn 150 victims of Germanwings crash

Germany will hold a memorial service to mourn the victims of the Germanwings crash.

Cathedral service to mourn 150 victims of Germanwings crash
Turkey PM slams pope's 'one-sided' Armenia genocide comments
Turkey PM slams pope's 'one-sided' Armenia genocide comments

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu lashed out at Pope Francis for "inappropriate" and "one-sided" comments.

Turkey PM slams pope's 'one-sided' Armenia genocide comments
President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev ©akorda.kz
Nursultan Nazarbayev congratulates Kazakhstan on Easter

President of Kazakhstan has extended his congratulations on the Easter holiday to Kazakhstan.

Nursultan Nazarbayev congratulates Kazakhstan on Easter
Kenyans mourn massacre dead, wait in anguish at morgue
Kenyans mourn massacre dead, wait in anguish at morgue

They came in their hundreds, fearful of attacks but determined to honour the victims of one of Kenya's worst ever massacres.

Kenyans mourn massacre dead, wait in anguish at morgue
Pope leads prayers for persecuted Christians on Good Friday
Pope leads prayers for persecuted Christians on Good Friday

The Pope led Catholics in prayer for persecuted Christians around the world at a Good Friday service in Rome.

Pope leads prayers for persecuted Christians on Good Friday
Bloody Good Friday crucifixions to begin in Philippines
Bloody Good Friday crucifixions to begin in Philippines

Devotees in the fervently Catholic Philippines were set to nail themselves to crosses and whip their backs bloody in extreme acts of devotion.

Bloody Good Friday crucifixions to begin in Philippines