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Auguste Chapdelaine, French martyr of China

Auguste Chapdelaine was the French Christian missionary whose violent death at the hands of Chinese authorities on February 29th,1856 became the casus belli for...

No elevator during a forgotten holiday

Yesterday, while we were smoking on our balconies, my neighbor had to remind me that today, March 19th, Saint Joseph's Day, is a public...

Switzerland bans face coverings in public

Switzerland, a wealthy country in the heart of Europe, has a population of 8.4 million people, 5.4% of which are Muslims, mostly originating from...

Melania Trump, model and First Lady

The wife of US President Donald Trump, Melania Trump, was born Melanija Knavs on April 26th, 1970 in Novo Mesto, a city of nowadays...

When Santa Claus drives a bus

Christmas 2020 will be remembered in most Christian countries as a very special occasion, even though for all the wrong reasons! I’m currently in...

Feast of the Immaculate Conception honors Spain’s Patroness

December 8th, Feast of the Immaculate Conception, has been celebrated in Spain since 1644 to commemorate a brilliant military victory against the Dutch, presumably...

Celebrating Scotland’s National Day on November 30th

On November 30th, Scotland celebrates its National Day and the feast of Saint Andrew the Apostle, the first disciple of Jesus, and its official...

Two years ago, the world’s largest Orthodox Church was consecrated

The Eastern Catholic Orthodox Church, the second-largest Christian community of faith on earth, has approximately 220 million baptized members, half of which live in...

35 years ago, Pope John Paul II asked pardon for slave trade

Polish Pontiff John Paul II (1920-2005), nicknamed "The Pilgrim Pope”, made 104 foreign trips to 129 countries, including Muslim nations like Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Jordan,...

About Santiago, the patron saint of Spain

Santiago, known in English as St James the Greater, is the patron saint of the whole of Spain, but not only.

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