Mourners gather for funeral of John Hume in Derry/Londonderry

The funeral of John Hume, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, has taken place in Derry. Around 120 people gathered in the cathedral to say goodbye to the prominent Northern Ireland politician. Among the mourners was First Minister Arlene Foster. Many gathered outside and lined the streets as the funeral took place. Mr Hume, … Read more Mourners gather for funeral of John Hume in Derry/Londonderry

Eid al-Adha: Turkey’s President Erdogan Takes Part in Prayer at Hagia Sofia

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan takes part in prayer at the Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque in Istanbul. To Erdogan and his religious conservative supporters, the reconversion of the Hagia Sophia to a mosque is a milestone in Turkey’s rebirth as a powerful, Muslim nation after a century of misguided efforts to imitate the Christian West. … Read more Eid al-Adha: Turkey’s President Erdogan Takes Part in Prayer at Hagia Sofia

Coronavirus: Mexico City Churches Reopen After Lockdown

Mexico City’s Roman Catholic churches, including its main cathedral, began celebrating Mass again Sunday after three months of a pandemic lockdown. “We are filled with joy to be able to receive our faithful and to be with them at this time when it has been so hard for them not to participate in the celebrations,” … Read more Coronavirus: Mexico City Churches Reopen After Lockdown

Volunteer indicted, admits arson in France’s Nantes cathedral fire

French authorities detained and charged a repentant church volunteer Sunday after he told investigators that he was responsible for an arson attack that badly damaged a 15th-century Gothic cathedral. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: … Read more Volunteer indicted, admits arson in France’s Nantes cathedral fire

First Muslim Prayer at Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia in 86 Years

After a gap of nearly a century, Istanbul’s iconic Hagia Sophia on Friday echoed with the sounds of Islamic prayer, with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan joining the faithful to witness the fulfillment of a move calculated to boost his popularity at home and in the broader Muslim world. Friday’s service is the first since Erdogan’s … Read more First Muslim Prayer at Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia in 86 Years

Erdogan Visits Hagia Sophia Before First Muslim Prayers Following Its Reconversion into a Mosque

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited the Hagia Sophia on Thursday as the Istanbul landmark prepared for the first Muslim prayers following its conversion back into a mosque after 86 years as a museum. Joined by a large entourage, the Turkish leader paid a surprise visit to inspect final preparations at the structure, including the … Read more Erdogan Visits Hagia Sophia Before First Muslim Prayers Following Its Reconversion into a Mosque

French investigators questioning man in connection with Nantes cathedral fire

French investigators are questioning a man who worked at the cathedral in the city of Nantes in connection with a fire that badly damaged the structure, a prosecutor said on Sunday. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our … Read more French investigators questioning man in connection with Nantes cathedral fire

France: Arson inquiry into Nantes cathedral blaze | ITV News

An arson inquiry has been launched after a fire broke out in the famed Gothic cathedral of St Peter and St Paul in the western French city of Nantes. Read more: https://bit.ly/2CJG4yC • Subscribe to ITV News on YouTube: http://bit.ly/2lOHmNj • Get breaking news and more stories at http://www.itv.com/news Follow ITV News on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/itvnews/ … Read more France: Arson inquiry into Nantes cathedral blaze | ITV News

French authorities open criminal investigation into Nantes cathedral fire

French authorities opened a criminal investigation into a major fire that broke out in the cathedral in the western French city of Nantes on Saturday. The blaze blew out stained glass windows and destroyed the grand organ in the 15th-century building. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit … Read more French authorities open criminal investigation into Nantes cathedral fire

Arson suspected in Nantes cathedral blaze

A fire in the 15-century cathedral in the French city of Nantes blew out stained glass windows and destroyed the grand organ on Saturday, and officials said they suspected arson. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. Our reputation for accuracy and impartiality is unparalleled. … Read more Arson suspected in Nantes cathedral blaze

France: Nantes cathedral fire ruins organ, shatters stained glass

A huge fire broke out in the cathedral in the western French city of Nantes on Saturday, blowing out stained glass windows and destroying the grand organ in the 15th-century building, officials have said. Prosecutor Pierre Sennes told reporters three fires had been started at the site and authorities were treating the incident as a … Read more France: Nantes cathedral fire ruins organ, shatters stained glass

Fire destroys organ at Nantes cathedral in France

A fire in the 15-century cathedral in the French city of Nantes blew out stained-glass windows and destroyed the grand organ. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. Our reputation for accuracy and impartiality is unparalleled. Get the latest news on: http://reuters.com/ Follow Reuters on … Read more Fire destroys organ at Nantes cathedral in France

‘Major fire’ strikes cathedral in French city of Nantes

A major fire broke out inside a cathedral in the western French city of Nantes. Smoke rose as dozens of firefighters battled the blaze at the Cathedral of St. Peter and St Paul. Its construction was started in the 15th century. Fire crews were alerted just before 8:00 a.m. local time. The Gothic structure was … Read more ‘Major fire’ strikes cathedral in French city of Nantes

Nantes: Fire breaks out inside 15th century cathedral

Firefighters were battling a fire that broke out early on Saturday morning inside the cathedral in the western French city of Nantes. TV images showed smoke coming out of the 15th century Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul cathedral. The blaze comes just over a year after a major fire at the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, which destroyed its … Read more Nantes: Fire breaks out inside 15th century cathedral