Pilgrims commission calls on Christians Muslims to unite
27 March 2017 | 8:10 am
Pilgrims commission calls on Christians Muslims to unite.
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Naked, ash-smeared holy men are among hundreds of thousands of Hindu pilgrims taking a plunge in the Ganges river on one of the most auspicious days of the months-long Kumbh Mela festival.
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In our show "Correspondence", we explore how the world is coping with the twists and turns of 2021, amid the consequences of Covid-19 and beyond. FRANCE 24 brings you a selection of original reports from our correspondents and teams around the globe. Our reporters went to Brazil, Lebanon, Iraq and Niger.
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Facebook has said it blocked a group of Chinese hackers that used the platform to target Uyghur activists living abroad and compromise their security by using surveillance software.
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Indian pilgrims take a dip in the Ganges river for the Hindu Kumbh Mela festival, despite a record Covid surge in the country.
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Outside the "House of Wisdom" mosque in Berlin, a medical team made up of Libyans, Syrians and Armenians carry out free rapid testing for a steady stream of worshippers lining up with prayer mats.
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Pope Francis celebrates a special mass at St Peter's Basilica for the people of Myanmar in the wake of the country's military takeover earlier this year. Several hundred Christians from Myanmar joined him in appealing for peace in the Southeast Asian country.
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In Germany, protests about the Israel-Palestine conflict involved antisemitic outbursts. Local Muslim communities have distanced themselves from these.
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In the ancient Syrian village of Maalula, whose residents still speak the language of Jesus, volunteers rake stones and scrub graffiti in preparation for the return of Christian pilgrims after years of war. Nestled among towering cliffs in the mountains north of Damascus, Maalula is one of the world's oldest Christian settlements.
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