At least 149 people were killed Tuesday in a stampede triggered by a collapsed wall at a Hindu temple in the western city of Jodhpur, police said. Back in August, 150 people died in a similar stampede in the country's north.
More than 190,000 Muslims prayed in Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque on the last Friday of Ramadan amid tightened security in the Holy City. Authorities prevented thousands of Palestinians from entering the city.
In the southern Philippines, fighting between religious militias has left at least 100 dead in the past month. An attempt by the government to ease tensions by allowing the dominant Muslims to enforce Sharia law has only resulted in more violence.
Discriminated against for centuries, India's Dalits, or "Untouchables", today enjoy constitutional rights. The Dalit Panthers, a group inspired by the US Black Panthers, was created to protect the community from enduring prejudice.
FRANCE 24 reporters travelled to the Indian state of Orissa to investigate brutal religious violence by Hindu extremists. Thirty-two Christians have been killed, their churches vandalised and their villages razed.
Hundreds of thousands of French followers turned out to greet Pope Benedict XVI on his first visit to the country known as the eldest daughter of catholicism. Also in our weekly show: Sarkozy gets a poll boost, while Le Pen calls it a day.
Pope Benedict XVI celebrated his final mass in France among Lourdes's miracle-seeking sick, concluding a four-day highly political visit during which he argued in favour of a bigger place for religion in French society.
After leading an enormous outdoor mass at Lourdes, Pope Benedict XVI addressed French bishops, appealing to them to "uphold... even at the cost of opposing prevailing trends" marriage as a "stable union" between a man and a woman.
In a mass led in the French shrine town of Lourdes, Pope Benedict XVI focused on wide-reaching Christian themes such as the miracle of love. He steered clear of more delicate issues such as the Church's views on abortion and homosexuality.
An open-air mass by Pope Benedict XVI in the French shrine town of Lourdes was followed by more than 100,000 faithful. The occasion marks the 150th anniversary of the Virgin Mary's 'apparitions' to a French peasant girl.