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Pope canonizes first Arabic-speaking saints in church's history

Pope canonizes first Arabic-speaking saints in church's history Watch

Europe

It was seen as a gesture of goodwill to Christians living in the Middle East. Pope Francis described Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas as an ...

Israel incensed as the Vatican recognizes the state of Palestine

Israel incensed as the Vatican recognizes the state of Palestine Watch

Europe

The decision is an extremely unpopular one for Israel - the Vatican has recognized the State of Palestine in a new treaty. The treaty concerns ...

Grandfather transforms three-bedroom home into stunning replica of Sistine Chapel

Grandfather transforms three-bedroom home into stunning replica of Sistine Chapel Watch

Europe

It took 12 long years, but Robert Burns of Brighton, England has finally completed his dream project of turning his three-bedroom home into a ...

Is the Holy See taking action against Medjugorje?

Is the Holy See taking action against Medjugorje?

Europe

By Matt C. Abbott

Catholic Christians who are familiar with the alleged Marian apparitions in Medjugorje, Bosnia-Herzegovina, might be interested in the following ...

Venus de Milo - a prostitute? New evidence offers intriguing new theories

Venus de Milo - a prostitute? New evidence offers intriguing new theories Watch

Europe

Sometimes what is missing fills in an otherwise incomplete story. There is new evidence suggesting that the model for the famous Venus de Milo ...

The mystery behind 'the Devil's Bible': Europe's largest surviving manuscript

The mystery behind 'the Devil's Bible': Europe's largest surviving manuscript Watch

Europe

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Europe's largest surviving manuscript, the Codex Gigas, is commonly referred to as "the Devil's Bible' by many who are left baffled by the mysterious ...

Fatima prophecies 'lift veil' on anti-Christian persecution today, Vatican cardinal says

Fatima prophecies 'lift veil' on anti-Christian persecution today, Vatican cardinal says Watch

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The "secrets" of Our Lady of Fatima tell of today's Christian persecution, in addition to the martyrdom of the past century, Cardinal Angelo Amato ...

Malfunctioned fair ride leaves terrified passengers suspended at 200 feet

Malfunctioned fair ride leaves terrified passengers suspended at 200 feet Watch

Europe

By Nikky Andres (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Thrill seekers were left hanging upside down on a fairground ride in Holland for almost an hour. The group consisting of seven riders, were riding ...

Fears regarding Pope Francis' health resurface after he says he is 'a bit old and sick'

Fears regarding Pope Francis' health resurface after he says he is 'a bit old and sick' Watch

Europe

Telling parishioners he is "a bit old and a bit sick," new fears for the health of Pope Francis have resurfaced. The pope asked a group of ...

Queen Elizabeth meets royal baby Charlotte Elizabeth Diana

Queen Elizabeth meets royal baby Charlotte Elizabeth Diana Watch

Europe

By Nikky Andres (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The royal newborn baby to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and Kate, was finally visited by the 89-year-old Queen. She went to Kensington ...

Papal visit to Iraq possible, but staff 'will not allow him to at present'

Papal visit to Iraq possible, but staff 'will not allow him to at present' Watch

Europe

Large swatches of Iraq are under the iron-fisted rule of the Islamist States. Members of the Christian minority there have been forced from their ...

Welcome to Liberland: Small patch claims to be world's newest country

Welcome to Liberland: Small patch claims to be world's newest country Watch

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By Atarah Haely (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Liberland, the world's newest country, is a "pocket-sized" land that already has its own flag -- decorated with an eagle and a sun -- and its own ...

Putin's super soldier program? Russian military to equip army with mind controlled exoskeletons

Putin's super soldier program? Russian military to equip army with mind controlled exoskeletons Watch

Europe

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

It seems that Russian President Vladimir Putin is giving his army of aggression a new toy to play with, at least if recent claims by Russian ...

Pope's 'who am I to judge' put to test with appointment of French gay ambassador to Vatican

Pope's 'who am I to judge' put to test with appointment of French gay ambassador to Vatican Watch

Europe

Of being gay, Pope Francis exclaimed, "Who am I to judge?" Vatican-watchers say that is now being put to the test with the first openly gay ...

Terrorist attack plans AGAINST THE VATICAN unveiled during police raids in Italy

Terrorist attack plans AGAINST THE VATICAN unveiled during police raids in Italy Watch

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By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

An al-Qaeda-linked terror cell, who once had direct contact with Osama bin Laden and planned an attack on the Vatican, has been uncovered and broken ...

North African immigrants flooding Italy - as many as 200,000 could be there in a year

North African immigrants flooding Italy - as many as 200,000 could be there in a year Watch

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Italy has become a gateway for many African and Middle Easterners fleeing their war-torn lands for peace and prosperity. It is estimated that as ...

Pope urges Christians and Jews to UNITE to defeat persecution in Europe

Pope urges Christians and Jews to UNITE to defeat persecution in Europe Watch

Europe

Meeting with a 30-member delegation of the Conference of European Rabbis, Pope Francis said that European Christians and Jews must stand together ...

Money running out, Greek government orders raid on government coffers

Money running out, Greek government orders raid on government coffers Watch

Europe

The Greek government has ordered a mandatory transfer of cash reserves from state-owned enterprises to the central bank. The action is a frantic ...

HISTORIC MEETING: Pope Francis meets with rabbis to decry growing anti-Semitism in Europe

HISTORIC MEETING: Pope Francis meets with rabbis to decry growing anti-Semitism in Europe Watch

Europe

Pope Francis met in the Vatican with a delegation from the Conference of European Rabbis, the first time a pope has ever met with the ...

Muslim migrants threw Nigerian and Ghana Christians overboard, police say

Muslim migrants threw Nigerian and Ghana Christians overboard, police say Watch

Europe

Muslims among migrants trying to get from Libya to Italy in a boat killed 12 fellow passengers by throwing them overboard because they were ...

Rare phenomenon 'worm rainfall' observed in Norway, scientists still baffled

Rare phenomenon 'worm rainfall' observed in Norway, scientists still baffled Watch

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By Atarah Haely (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Thousands of earthworms were observed falling from the sky across the southern part of Norway, which still baffles the scientists. The rare ...

Pope Francis is part of 'evil front' against Turkey, prime minister declares

Pope Francis is part of 'evil front' against Turkey, prime minister declares Watch

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Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has accused Pope Francis of being part of an "evil front" plotting against his country. The Pope used the term ...

Vatican-backed exorcism course warns of 'beautiful young vampires'

Vatican-backed exorcism course warns of 'beautiful young vampires' Watch

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By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

"Beautiful young vampires," in vitro fertilization and gay rights were among the warnings for possession presented during a Vatican-backed exorcism ...

Pope Francis' talk about Satan increases worldwide interest in exorcism

Pope Francis' talk about Satan increases worldwide interest in exorcism Watch

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The world is now in the throes of an increased awareness of Satan and the "dark arts" of exorcism. Pope Francis' fire-and-brimstone language, ...

Turkey recalls Vatican envoy after Pope describes Armenian massacre as 'genocide'

Turkey recalls Vatican envoy after Pope describes Armenian massacre as 'genocide' Watch

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It has long been a point of contention between the nations of Armenia and Turkey concerning the death of 1.5 million Armenians in 1915 during ...

Extremely rare book from 17th century, banned by Pope Innocent XI, resurfaces

Extremely rare book from 17th century, banned by Pope Innocent XI, resurfaces Watch

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By Hannah Raissa Marfil (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

One of the most rare books, according to the website Abe Books, has surfaced in a pile of book donations from a donor to a British bookstore.

Saharan dust storm expected to bring 'Blood Rain' to Britain

Saharan dust storm expected to bring 'Blood Rain' to Britain Watch

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By Hannah Raissa Marfil (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Health officials issue warnings of dangerous rains to the United Kingdom this weekend. As the northerly Atlantic winds blow the red Saharan dust, ...

GENESIS OF TUBERCULOSIS? Hungarian mummies suggest TB began in Rome

GENESIS OF TUBERCULOSIS? Hungarian mummies suggest TB began in Rome Watch

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The ancient Romans gifted humanity wit, wine, aqueducts, and roads - and tuberculosis. Researchers have now isolated bacterial DNA of several ...