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Thousands throng Myanmar’s Shwedagon to mark Buddhist festival of lights

The three-day festival marks Buddha's descent from heaven and is normally marked by riotous fireworks displays

Pope Francis invites Buddhists, Catholics ‘to cultivate’ together compassion, hospitality

“Our task today is to guide our respective followers to a more vivid sense of the truth that we are all brothers and sisters" - Pope Francis

Pope Francis invites Mongolian Buddhists, Catholics to work together to end...

"Through dialogue at all levels, it is urgent to promote a culture of peace and nonviolence and to work for it,” said Pope Francis

Indonesians celebrate Vesak at world’s largest Buddhist temple

Celebrations included prayers and meditation, collecting holy water and the release of flying lanterns symbolizing the letting go of negativity

Sri Lanka’s most sacred elephant dies aged 68

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa decreed that the animal be declared a "national treasure" and ordered its remains be preserved

Tibetan monks sent to labor camps for spreading news of Buddhist...

The 11 were arrested on suspicion of sending news and photos of the statue’s destruction to contacts outside the region

15 dead in Myanmar pagoda drowning

Local officials said some died when they tried to cross the poorly marked causeway, which is only around four meters wide

Thailand starts COVID-19 vaccinations for monks at risk

About 500 monks were inoculated in the capital, Bangkok, on Tuesday and Wednesday

Japan worshippers brave smouldering coals to pray for safety

People walk barefoot with Buddhist monks over smouldering coals at an annual festival near Mt. Takaosan

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