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China Publishes List of 'Verified Buddhas'

China has published a list of "authentic living Buddhas" of Tibetan Buddhism, saying the move is part of an effort to prevent fraudulent religious leaders from swindling money from believers. The Chinese government published a list Monday of 870 "verified" Buddhas on the website of the State Administration for Religious Affairs. The list includes photographs, names, birth dates and resident monasteries. China began issuing certificates to what it calls "living...

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