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  • Italian missionary brings the faith to Thailand, one espresso at a time

    Italian missionary brings the faith to Thailand, one espresso at a time

    Italian missionary Father Bruno Rossi never expected that his passion for good coffee could become an instrument for evangelization in Thailand’s rural highland. Today his ‘Caffe Bruno,’ a blend born from Thai coffee beans mixed with Italian artistry, converts not only palates but also souls.

  • Buddhist pundit sees Christian plot behind eco-activism

    At the big-picture level, a burgeoning debate in Sri Lanka over a Chinese-backed port project in the capital city could be seen as illustrating well-known tensions in developing societies between attracting foreign investment, and protecting both their ecosystems and their poor. For Sri Lanka’s small Catholic minority, however, which has

  • Pope Francis makes surprise visit to Buddhist temple

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Pope Francis is legendary as a man of surprise and outreach, and on a Wednesday evening in Sri Lanka he found a way to combine both, making an impromptu visit to a Buddhist temple in the country’s capital city. While there, according to a Vatican spokesman,

  • Dalai Lama begins US visit in Birmingham

    The Dalai Lama is in Birmingham, Alabama this weekend, where he is expected to speak to thousands of people during appearances at a university, a baseball stadium, and a theater. The Tibetan spiritual leader greeted supporters Saturday outside a downtown hotel at the start of his visit to the United

  • Report: Dalai Lama again refused South Africa visa

    The Dalai Lama’s South Africa representative says that he has again been refused entry into the country to attend the 14th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates. Nangsa Choedon said officials from the Department of International Relations and Cooperation called her to say the Tibetan spiritual leader’s visa was denied,


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