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Goodwill gesture gone wrong

ROME (SE): A bishop in Spain issued a public apology after a parish priest allowed the local Hindu community to carry an image of the Hindu god with an elephant head, Ganesh, in a procession at the church.
 
The priest who allowed the procession to take place subsequently offered his resignation as the vicar general of the diocese. It was accepted.
 
On August 20, the Hindu community of Ceuta and Melilla, two autonomous Spanish communities located on the coast of North Africa, visited the church of Our Lady of Africa.

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Hindu declaration on climate change

HONG KONG (SE): Over 60 leaders and organisations from the Hindu faith signed the Hindu Declaration on Climate Change, which was released on November 23.

The declaration is an initiative of the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies—Bhumi Project, the Hindu American Foundation and an interfaith organisation, GreenFaith, together with an interfaith campaign for climate action, OurVoices.

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