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  1. Mainland official hails Buddhist gathering

    Posted Mar 26th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan A mainland official has heralded the staging of a cross-strait Buddhist forum in Zhejiang and Taiwan later this week as a sign of progress in warming ties between the two sides. 'The successful co-operation between the mainland and Taiwan ...

  2. Bishop's trip to Shanghai hailed by democrats

    Posted May 05th 2004, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Nailene Chou

    ... Ambrose Leung and Nailene Chou Wiest in Beijing Democrats in Hong Kong yesterday hailed the visit by Catholic Bishop Joseph Zen Ze-kiun to his native Shanghai at the invitation of state authorities. They said the resumption of communications between the pro-democracy cleric and Beijing would help their cause to champion universal suffrage. Catholics on both sides of the border have ...

  3. Time to fast

    Posted Aug 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Muslims yesterday hailed the beginning of Ramadan, a month of fasting, abstinence and prayer. Throughout August, followers of the Islamic faith will not eat, drink, smoke or have sex during daylight hours. The Eid ul-Fitr festival will mark the end of the holy month. ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Could a non-European be a future pope?

    Posted Mar 01st 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... not be impossible in the near future. After all, one of the greatest of the church fathers, St Augustine of Hippo, hailed from Africa. ...

  5. News - World - OBITUARY

    US secular humanist Paul Kurtz dies at 86

    Posted Oct 24th 2012, 12:00am by Reuters in Geneva

    ... which he had left over a succession dispute in 2010. In Geneva, he was hailed by Roy Brown, chief representative at the United Nations Human Rights Council for the International Humanist ...

  6. News - World - WHITE HOUSE RACE

    Romney, Obama camps clash over the God factor

    Posted Sep 10th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Trust" from US currency. The Obama campaign described Romney's rhetoric as a "Hail Mary" pass- a desperate long throw in the dying moments of an American football game when defeat ...

  7. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA: ANALYSIS

    Sun Hyung Moon's influence held South Korea's Unification Church together

    Posted Sep 05th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... creeds," Kim said. "He used the same strategy when he moved to the US. He was a vocal proponent of the Vietnam war, hailing it as the war against communists, and publicly supported President ...

  8. Red River

    Posted May 10th 2009, 12:00am by Paul Fonoroff

    ... of casting, with three of the four leads hailing from Hong Kong but essaying distinctly non-Han Chinese roles among the visual splendour of a town on the Yunnan side of the border. A disparate trio ...

  9. Hope grows for a new dawn in Sino-Vatican relations

    Posted Apr 05th 2005, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... Nailene Chou Wiest in Beijing While hailing late pontiff's integrity, mainland Catholics look to successor to bring flock in from the cold As the world mourns the death of Pope John Paul II, China is anticipating the dawn of a new era of Sino-Vatican relations under his successor. In a requiem mass at South Cathedral in Beijing, the Pope was hailed as a fine pontiff whom ...

  10. Follow church teachings, bishop tells Tsang

    Posted Mar 31st 2005, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... to be the bishop's first trip to the mainland since a three-day visit to his native Shanghai last May, which was hailed as a breakthrough in frosty relations between the two sides. ...




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