The Buddhist leader also rehashed past controversial comments about refugees in his latest BBC interview.
The 83-year-old Buddhist leader is recovering at a hospital in Dharmsala, India.
The president left out the religion the holiday is historically rooted in.
The rules ban religious groups from seeking converts, distributing texts, or livestreaming sermons online.
Beijing abbot Shi Xuecheng is a well-known religious leader in China.
Eleven members of the Wild Boars soccer team had their heads shaved and donned white robes as part of the process.
President Maithripala Sirisena imposed a state of emergency for seven days, aiming to stop the violence from spreading to other parts of the country.
The prevailing perception of the Rohingya as foreign and fundamentally not “Burmese” is misplaced.
Albert Einstein's scribbled note on happiness is wisdom worth remembering.
The Panchen Lama has not been heard from since that day, more than 20 years ago, when he and his family were taken.
The robot priest costs only 25 percent of a human priest.
Wirapol Sukphol fled to the U.S. after being expelled from the monkhood in 2013.