Category Archives: Religion

09Apr/16

Churchill’s secretary named as the biological father of the Archbishop of Canterbury

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby discovers his biological father was Sir Anthony Montague Browne, the former private secretary to Britain’s war-time leader Winston Churchill.

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06Mar/16

A bank that accepts prayers, not money, in northern India

A large number of devotees visit the unique ‘Om Namah Shivay’ bank in India’s northern temple town of Varanasi and “deposit” their prayers to Hindu god Shiva ahead of ‘Mahashivratri’ festival.

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18Jan/16

Giant glass church in shape of shoe to open in Taiwan

In a bid to attract more tourists to the area, the township of Budai in the south-west of Taiwan decide to build a church that looks like a giant high-heeled shoe that is made entirely out of metal and blue glass tiles. Though still under construction tourists are already visiting the site to snap selfies.

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08Dec/15

Pope opens Vatican’s ‘Holy Door’ to start Jubilee year

With recent attacks in Paris and San Bernadino as a backdrop and amid tight security, Pope Francis was joined by his predecessor, the former Pope Benedict on Tuesday, in opening Roman Catholicism’s Holy Year, with a call to set aside the “fear and dread” of the world. Mana Rabiee reports. Continue reading