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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...

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...

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,...

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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Keye Luke, the first Chinese actor signed by Hollywood

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Agatha Christie, Queen of Crime and Mystery

World-famous English mystery author and playwright Agatha Christie, creator of the fictional detectives Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot, with more than two...

Heinrich Harrer, venturesome tutor of the young Dalai Lama

Austrian explorer mountaineer, sportsman, geographer, author and tutor of the young 14th Dalai Lama, Heinrich Harrer, died on January 7th 2006 in...
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