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Pope at Good Friday procession says Catholic Church is 'under attack' - 04/19/2019

Rome - By Alvise Armellini, - Pope Francis presided on Friday over the Via Crucis (Stations or Way of the Cross) procession, a night-time ceremony that re-enacts Jesus' suffering on the day of his...

Europe's cathedral architects offer help to rebuild Paris' Notre Dame - 04/17/2019

Vienna - The engineers and artisans who maintain many of Europe's major churches are ready to lend a hand in rebuilding the Notre Dame Cathedral after the blaze in Paris, the head of the European...

Journalists facing contempt charges over Pell trial defend their work - 04/15/2019

Canberra -By Subel Bhandari, - Three dozen Australian journalists and media outlets facing contempt of court allegations over their coverage of Cardinal George Pell's child sexual abuse trial...

World's largest plane successfully completes first flight - 04/14/2019

  Los Angeles (dpa) - The world's largest aircraft by wingspan has successfully completed its first flight, the US space transportation firm behind it said Saturday. The plane built by...

Video game features opposition candidate’s route to Istanbul mayor - 04/12/2019

Istanbul -By Ergin Hava, - An online video game released Wednesday related to Istanbul's mayoral elections has gained popularity in Turkey, having been played nearly 200,000 times as of Friday....

Britain's Prince William interns with intelligence services - 04/07/2019

London (dpa) - Britain's Prince William, 36, recently completed a three-week internship at the MI5, MI6 and GCHQ intelligence services, Kensington Palace said on Twitter on Sunday.   Spending...

A decade later, Italian city grapples with aftermath of deadly quake - 04/06/2019

The Italian city of L'Aquila and surrounding villages are still dealing with the aftermath of the powerful earthquake that struck in April 2009. Some residents have given up hope, but others are...

EU has helped rescue 730,000 refugees from Mediterranean since 2015 - 03/31/2019

Berlin - The European Union has helped rescue almost 730,000 refugees in operations in the Mediterranean since 2015, according to figures from the European Commission cited by newspapers from...

Pope issues new law, guidelines against child abuse in Vatican state - 03/29/2019

Vatican City- By Alvise Armellin - Pope Francis issued Friday new directives to prevent child sexual abuse within the Vatican City State, as had been promised after last month's anti-abuse summit....

Rights group urges Singapore to halt execution of Malaysian murderer - 03/18/2019

Kuala Lumpur - A Malaysian human rights group on Monday called on the Singapore government to suspend the death penalty on a Malaysian man who is set to be hanged on Friday. Michael Garing, 30, was...
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