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In their view, Gandhi failed to stop Britain's colony from being partitioned into the separate nations of India and Pakistan
The stern-looking 40-year-old monk with broad shoulders and wide-set eyes made a name for himself in Sagaing’s Kanbalu township

Asia’s oldest cardinal turns 94, speaks of rice, TikTok, (and how...

“I have to thank my teacher. He did not convince me to be a priest, but he told me to study well.”

The women who lived as sex slaves to an Indian goddess

The stigma around their pasts means women who leave their devadasi order often endure lives as outcasts or objects of ridicule

Photos: Filipinos celebrate Lunar New Year

Chinese New Year, also known as the Lunar New Year, is one of the events China and Chinese communities around the world celebrate

Why Vietnam is celebrating the Year of the Cat, not the...

Streets are decked out with statues of felines and shops are stocked full of cat-themed decorations

‘Go bag,’ police raid drills for embattled Philippine Nobel laureate

Ressa has been battling a series of cases that media advocates said were filed due to her criticism of former president Rodrigo Duterte

Wealthy Indian girl renounces fortune, enters strict religious order

The child is one of the youngest people to have taken the "diksha" ceremony to abandon their material possessions and enter the Jain monkhood

Festival hopping in honor of the Black Nazarene and Santo Niño

The colorful culture of the Philippines is best seen through the vibrant festivals, which are fusions of Catholic and secular practices

Library thrives in Pakistan’s ‘wild west’ gun market town

Libraries are rare in Pakistan's rural areas, and the few that exist in urban centres are often poorly stocked and infrequently used

Photos: ‘Pit Senyor!’

Devotees of the image of the Child Jesus would cry on top of their voices “Pit Senyor!”

Faithful return to Jesus baptism site in Jordan after COVID lull

The annual event was limited in 2021 to members of the clergy amid strict restrictions to contain the spread of COVID-19

Photos: Filipinos honor Child Jesus in colorful festival

The devotion of Filipinos, especially people from the central province of Cebu, to the Child Jesus has deep historical roots

From darkness to light: A priest’s encounter with the Sto. Niño

Father Leonilo Dagpin Jr. promised to continue preaching the “marvels of the Sto. Niño”

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