Probe opened after bodies donated to science ‘eaten by rats at Paris research centre’

IN THE PAPERS – Friday, July 10: We look at reactions in the French press after Emmanuel Macron announced that Notre-Dame Cathedral’s spire, which burned down last year, will be rebuilt in its identical gothic style. Also, French judges open an investigation into allegations that a renowned university’s research facility let human corpses donated for … Read more Probe opened after bodies donated to science ‘eaten by rats at Paris research centre’

‘Consensus’ that Notre-Dame spire should be rebuilt in original form

French President Emmanuel Macron said Thursday that he agrees the spire of Notre-Dame Cathedral, which was destroyed in last year’s devastating fire, should be rebuilt exactly as it was. 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: http://f24.my/youtubeEN Like … Read more ‘Consensus’ that Notre-Dame spire should be rebuilt in original form

Cat joins livestream of Canterbury Cathedral’s prayer

The moment when Tiger the cat drinks milk during a livestream of the Canterbury Cathedral’s morning prayers 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 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Reuters Follow Reuters … Read more Cat joins livestream of Canterbury Cathedral’s prayer

Notre-Dame Cathedral: Volunteer carpenters aim to settle reconstruction debate

Subscribe to France 24 now: https://f24.my/YouTubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 https://f24.my/YTliveEN … A group of volunteer carpenters are hoping to settle the debate over how Paris’s fire-ravaged Notre-Dame Cathedral should be rebuilt by constructing a replica of part of the structure’s roof entirely by hand using traditional techniques and … Read more Notre-Dame Cathedral: Volunteer carpenters aim to settle reconstruction debate

Greenpeace hangs climate change banner over Notre-Dame

Greenpeace activists hung a banner reading ‘Climate: Time to Act!’ from a crane towering over Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris. 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 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Reuters … Read more Greenpeace hangs climate change banner over Notre-Dame

Erdogan plans to convert Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia into mosque

Yet again, the ancient pearl of Byzantine heritage, once an Orthodox Christian cathedral, is at the center of a political row as Turkey’s president proposes turning it into a mosque. The decision’s on hold for now, but the country’s main administrative body is expected to decide on the building’s status in 15 days – even … Read more Erdogan plans to convert Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia into mosque

Female Islamic State supporter jailed for plotting to blow up St Paul’s Cathedral

A female supporter of Islamic State has been jailed for life after plotting to kill as many people as she could by planting a bomb under the dome of St Paul’s Cathedral. Safiyya Amira Shaikh, 36, who is thought to be Britain’s first solo female Isil bomb plotter, gave a one fingered salute used by … Read more Female Islamic State supporter jailed for plotting to blow up St Paul’s Cathedral

St Paul’s Islamic State terror plotter jailed

A West London mother who converted to Islam has been jailed for life for plotting to blow up St Paul’s Cathedral during Easter celebrations. Safiyya Shaikh, 36, also planned to plant a bomb in a nearby hotel and then blow herself up in a suicide attack on the London Underground. She was foiled in an … Read more St Paul’s Islamic State terror plotter jailed

Will Hagia Sophia become a mosque again? | Inside Story

It is an ancient monument revered by different ideologies for centuries. Hagia Sofia in Turkey – one of the world’s most contested buildings – is creating controversy once again. It was the largest Christian cathedral in the Eastern Roman Empire for a thousand years. Now, one of the busiest tourist attractions in Istanbul is a museum. … Read more Will Hagia Sophia become a mosque again? | Inside Story

Turkey’s Hagia Sophia and the battle to reconvert it to a mosque

Turkey’s highest court is set to decide the status of the Hagia Sophia. The government wants to reopen it as a mosque, a decision that is adding to tensions with neighbouring Greece and the Orthodox Church. It was the biggest Christian cathedral in the world for nearly 1,000 years, and is considered the pinnacle of … Read more Turkey’s Hagia Sophia and the battle to reconvert it to a mosque

Some of America’s Biggest Companies Now Recognize Juneteenth as a Holiday

From Nike Inc. to Target Corp., dozens of companies are for the first time commemorating June 19, the effective end of American slavery, but the differences in how are stark. Some, like J.C. Penney Co. and Spotify Technology SA, are giving a paid day off. JPMorgan Chase & Co. will close its bank branches early, … Read more Some of America’s Biggest Companies Now Recognize Juneteenth as a Holiday

Faith and feminism: Women and Christianity

Some 2.3 billion people identify as Christians across the globe and yet senior leadership positions in many churches are still prohibited to women. In this special edition, Annette Young meets Reverend Lucinda Laird, the Dean of the American Cathedral in Paris who is a leading female priest in the Episcopal Church. Our team in Rome … Read more Faith and feminism: Women and Christianity

Cathedral fo Lima Holds Mass for 4,000 Victims of Covid-19 in Peru

The Archbishop of Lima celebrated Mass on Sunday with more than 4,000 portraits of those who have died from the new coronavirus. Photos of victims of COVID-19 were placed in pews and on the walls of the Cathedral of Lima as Carlos Castillo, Cardinal of Lima, celebrated the feast of Corpus Christi in honor of … Read more Cathedral fo Lima Holds Mass for 4,000 Victims of Covid-19 in Peru

Russian church launches cathedral dedicated to armed forces

The leader of the Orthodox Church in Russia has consecrated a new cathedral dedicated to the armed forces. But the monument is causing unease among many Russians, who say it shows more devotion to military leaders and not to religion. Al Jazeera’s Sonia Gallego has more. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us … Read more Russian church launches cathedral dedicated to armed forces

Delicate work of dismantling Notre-Dame’s charred scaffolding begins

Workers suspended from ropes will be lowered into the charred remains of scaffolding that melted atop Notre-Dame when the cathedral went up in flames and begin the delicate job of dismantling the 200 tonnes of metal.  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 … Read more Delicate work of dismantling Notre-Dame’s charred scaffolding begins