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Massive Viking treasure horde discovered HOW?!?

Massive Viking treasure horde discovered HOW?!? Watch

Europe

A British man has found the largest collection of Viking artifacts ever in Scotland, using-of all things--a metal detector.

Pope Francis Makes Another Impassioned Plea for Christian Unity

Pope Francis Makes Another Impassioned Plea for Christian Unity Watch

Europe

By Deacon Keith A Fournier

Dear friends, let us therefore proceed towards full unity! History has separated us, but we are on the path towards reconciliation and communion! ...

'Titanic of the Ancient World' yielding priceless, new treasures

'Titanic of the Ancient World' yielding priceless, new treasures Watch

Europe

The ancient Antikythera shipwreck, a Greek vessel that sank more than 2,000 years ago in the Aegean Sea has long captivated archaeologists. Since ...

Belgium strikes back against leaders of national Islamist group

Belgium strikes back against leaders of national Islamist group Watch

Europe

Belgium has started its largest-ever terrorism trial in the port city of Antwerp. Here, 46 members of the Sharia4Belgium Islamist group are being ...

Catholic Church must use power to protect Christians against radical Islam, bishop says

Catholic Church must use power to protect Christians against radical Islam, bishop says Watch

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The Catholic Church must use its global power to protect Christians threatened by Islamic militancy and secularism. That was the message ...

Ebola cases spreading through Europe deemed 'unavoidable' by health official

Ebola cases spreading through Europe deemed 'unavoidable' by health official Watch

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With the news of a Spanish nurse infected with the Ebola virus, World Health Organization European Director Zsuzsanna Jakab has declared that the ...

Extraordinary Synod on the Pastoral Care of the Family Begins. Stop Fighting and Start Praying

Extraordinary Synod on the Pastoral Care of the Family Begins. Stop Fighting and Start Praying Watch

Europe

By Deacon Keith A Fournier

Too much of the back and forth online concerning the Extraordinary Synod on the Pastoral care of the family has only fanned the fires of fear ...

Discovered artwork asks -- Was Jesus Christ clean-shaven?

Discovered artwork asks -- Was Jesus Christ clean-shaven? Watch

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The popular depiction of Jesus Christ in Western art usually shows him with flowing, long blond hair and beard. This depiction may not ...

Euthanasia takes mounting toll in the Netherlands

Euthanasia takes mounting toll in the Netherlands Watch

Europe

Since legalizing euthanasia even years ago, the Netherlands has seen a dramatic spike in the number of people who have elected to medically ...

Is Pope Francis a Charismatic? Yes, But In the Fullest Sense of the Word

Is Pope Francis a Charismatic? Yes, But In the Fullest Sense of the Word Watch

Europe

By Deacon Keith A Fournier

A charism is a grace, a gift lavished by God the Father, through the action of the Holy Spirit. And it is a gift that is given to someone, not ...

Homily of Pope Francis at the Basilica of Francis on the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi

Homily of Pope Francis at the Basilica of Francis on the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi Watch

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By Pope Francis

What does Saint Francis's witness tell us today? What does he have to say to us, not merely with words - that is easy enough - but by his life? 1. ...

Old Age Is a Time of Grace: Pope Francis Calls the World to Honor the Elderly

Old Age Is a Time of Grace: Pope Francis Calls the World to Honor the Elderly Watch

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By Deacon Keith A Fournier

This Pope, who coined the powerful phrase - Throwaway Culture- to challenge the instrumentalism of the age and offer in its place a recovery of ...

FELONIOUS FASHION STATEMENT: Sex trafficking gangs in Britain brand their victims with tattoos

FELONIOUS FASHION STATEMENT: Sex trafficking gangs in Britain brand their victims with tattoos Watch

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According to Britain's National Crime Agency, human trafficking gangs are tattooing their victims to "signify ownership." The agency has since ...

Human trafficking in U.K. fueled by Internet advertising

Human trafficking in U.K. fueled by Internet advertising Watch

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By Kieran Guilbert, Thomson Reuters Foundation

The number of people locked in slavery in Britain rose by 22 percent last year, with online dating, social media sites and Internet job ...

British bishop tenders resignation over affair with married woman

British bishop tenders resignation over affair with married woman Watch

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Bishop Kieran Conry, of the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton announced his resignation this past weekend. It was later learned that the ...

Guarding horde for three days and nights, British builder unearths wealth of Roman coins

Guarding horde for three days and nights, British builder unearths wealth of Roman coins Watch

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An amateur metal finder has unearthed one of the largest hoards of Roman coins ever found in Britain. Fifty-one-year-old Laurence Egerton made the ...

Parchment maps suggest Marco Polo landed in Alaska two centuries before Columbus

Parchment maps suggest Marco Polo landed in Alaska two centuries before Columbus Watch

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Excluding the Vikings, it's a given that Spanish explorer Christopher Columbus discovered what would later become known as America in 1492. However, ...

Priests, as well as chaplains at risk in Ukraine frontlines

Priests, as well as chaplains at risk in Ukraine frontlines Watch

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More than 3,200 people have been killed in the ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine. The provinces have experienced continual warfare between its ...

Teenage couple, 14 and 15 years old arrested for lewd acts on Scottish beach

Teenage couple, 14 and 15 years old arrested for lewd acts on Scottish beach Watch

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The Scottish seaside beaches of Troon and Ayr have been the scene of some unsavory acts as of late. In one tasteless recent incident, a ...

Google's ongoing battle in Europe could cost it $6 billion

Google's ongoing battle in Europe could cost it $6 billion Watch

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Google's legal troubles with the European commission could cost it 10% of its global revenue, or about $6 billion, if it does not alter its offer ...

Flown to France, Iraqi Christians get new chance at life

Flown to France, Iraqi Christians get new chance at life Watch

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Fleeing the death machinations of the Islamic State, 150 Iraqi Christians, of all ages boarded a plane headed to France for a chance at a new ...

Enormous Alexander the Great-era tomb discovered in northern Greece

Enormous Alexander the Great-era tomb discovered in northern Greece Watch

Europe

The discovery of a magnificent Alexander the Great-era tomb in northern Greece comes at a time when the nation, beset by economic hardship, ...

Islamic State threatening French interests

Islamic State threatening French interests Watch

Europe

By Kaci Racelma (Algiers, Algeria)

With the nation of France joining the fray against the march of the Islamic State have come calls for retaliation. With fresh military strikes on ...

Pope Francis and St Augustine Speak to Bishops

Pope Francis and St Augustine Speak to Bishops

Europe

By Deacon Keith A Fournier

This week, Pope Francis met with all of the Bishops who received their appointments in the past year. They are all participating in a training ...

Pope hailed as 'pontiff of the poor' by noted Greek atheist and leftist leader

Pope hailed as 'pontiff of the poor' by noted Greek atheist and leftist leader Watch

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Alexis Tsipras, a radical leftists and self-described atheist-as well as Greece's opposition leader-has hailed Pope Francis as the "pontiff of ...

New apostolic constitution to overhaul Vatican drawn up by Council of Cardinals

New apostolic constitution to overhaul Vatican drawn up by Council of Cardinals Watch

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Pope Francis' international Council of Cardinals have begun a first draft of a new apostolic constitution intended to reform Vatican bureaucracy. ...

Until death 'til they part - and then some! Skeletons hold hands for centuries

Until death 'til they part - and then some! Skeletons hold hands for centuries Watch

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It was a remarkable find - and a reminder on how love can last past the grave. Two skeletons, holding hands centuries after their passing, were ...

Who was the mysterious third tribe that formed gene pool with primitive Europeans?

Who was the mysterious third tribe that formed gene pool with primitive Europeans? Watch

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Researchers at Harvard medical School have definitely linked at least three tribes that combined to create Europeans of 7,000 years ago. ...