Sunday, April 21, 2019
One man was nailed to a cross, with up the 10 more ready to follow him, while others beat themselves with flails.The ritual displays of Christian devotion are officially frowned upon by the Catholic church, but remain commonplace at Easter time in the north of the country.Wilfredo Salvador,...
Hundreds of others have whipped themselves bloody with bamboo sticks. The violent display is an annual tradition in order to reenact Christ’s death on Good Friday. A volunteer was nailed to the cross as up to 10 more were set to follow across four villages.The Catholic Church has...
Monseigneur Patrick Chauvet issued a thinly-veiled attack at Emmanuel Macron saying the French and Catholics coming from around the world can’t simply be told not to enter Notre Dame for five years, the time the French President said will be needed for the reconstruction. Mr Chauvet, who became...
At least 13 people have died and multiple more have been injured after a wall collapsed during an Easter service at the Pentecostal Holiness Church in South Africa on Friday. According to local emergency services 29 people were rushed to hospital following the devastating collapse. A local police...
A major incident was declared on the Russian border with NATO country Estonia when the low-flying unidentified light aircraft failed to respond to radio messages. A Russian air force fighter and two other planes were scrambled to force the incoming aircraft to land, according to reports. “An unidentified airplane...
Emergency services took 29 people to hospital after the tragedy in the coastal province of KwaZulu-Natal.Police spokeswoman Colonel Thembeka Mbele suggested the wall’s collapse was linked to heavy rainfall in the area around the eMpangeni region last night.Reports being circulated locally suggest some people were sleeping when the...
And after his surprise words - a major departure from the beliefs of many Catholics - Pope Francis urged Stephen and other visiting celebrities to pray for him so he can do his job better. In tonight's episode of the BBC2 travelogue Pilgrimage: The Road To Rome, Londoner Stephen,...
The Notre Dame fire was quickly followed by an outpouring of generous donations from French billionaires. In just 24 hours, wealthy business owners and multinational companies donated an eye-watering £605million (€700million). But many people are questioning the real reasons behind this generosity, arguing tax relief and good publicity...
The aeroplane smashed into the runway at Fullerton Airport in Orange County, Los Angeles.Emergency services are currently on the scene.Reports state the plane was a twin-engine aircraft.Although it is yet unknown what caused the crash, the aeroplane reportedly came down close to the airport's runway.Emergency services on the...
US attorney general William Barr released the full redacted version of special counsel Mueller’s report yesterday and quickly received widespread criticism from the Democrats. Despite that heavy criticism, Trump remained defiant after the report cleared the President of any serious links with Russia. While many Democrats criticised the...