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Childhood memories from the Spanish countryside

It had been a long time since I had lunch with Spanish friends two days in a role. This wasn’t just because of the...

Astrological signs still relevant in Taiwan

One big advantage of Chinese culture that I slowly learned to appreciate is the relative absence of religious fanaticism, so widespread in Islam and...

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...

Spain bids farewell to Spanish as official language of the State

With the support of radical Separatists, the current central government in Madrid formed by Socialists and Communists did another step towards totalitarianism when the...

An epic struggle between Good and Evil in Spain?

The man that decisively shaped twentieth-century Spain for almost four decades, Generalissimo Francisco Franco, died peacefully on November 20th, 1975 in a Madrid hospital. Although...

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,...

Antonio Salazar, Portugal’s last defender of its glorious past

Antonio Salazar’s death basically marked the end of a centuries-old era in Portuguese history.

Papal apology for the Inquisition 20 years ago

In March 2000, Pope John Paul II issued a historic apology for the Inquisition in the name of the Catholic Church.

In fact, Saint Mark’s Day is also my day!

Compared to the days of my childhood, the old Spanish tradition of celebrating a person’s name day has lost a lot of its importance.

Empty churches in Spain, only due to the coronavirus?

Even in once fervently catholic Spain, churches are getting emptier every year.

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