These days pilgrims to north-west Spain seek its quiet beaches and great seafood, but there’s still the shrine of St James, says Mick Webb
When the gothic spire of Christchurch Cathedral toppled during the earthquake of 2011, the Japanese architect Shigeru Ban was one of the first to submit a plan for its replacement. Inventive and eco-friendly, Ban said that if chosen he wanted his building to do one thing above all else: “Stay in the minds of people forever.”
A desire for anonymity during the act of worship has helped produce an attendance boom at cathedrals with the number of people attending each week up by 35 per cent over the last decade.
Rising temperatures haven't stopped the opening of a new Christmas shop
Vincent Austin and Bruno Boileau tie the knot in historic wedding in Montpellier
A far-right French historian shot himself in the head beside the altar of Notre Dame cathedral in Paris today apparently in protest against the legalisation of gay marriage in France.
If nothing else the sheer classiness of the route for Margaret Thatcher's last journey was of a piece with the grandeur of the occasion.
Bishop of London, the Rt Rev Richard Chartres: "After the storm of a life lived in the heat of political controversy, there is a great calm."
Campaigners reacted angrily last night after Scotland Yard suggested protesters should consider avoiding Baroness Thatcher’s cortège – because they face arrest under a controversial public order law.
Ed Miliband was on pain killers when he delivered his parliamentary tribute to Margaret Thatcher, it emerged today.
Officially, there will be no political eulogy at Baroness Thatcher's funeral. But when the Bishop of London, the Right Reverend Richard Chartres, clambers up to the pulpit of St Paul's Cathedral to deliver the sermon on Wednesday, there will be some who will be holding their breath to see what he comes out with.
The interior of Siena’s Duomo has drawn visitors to the Tuscan cathedral for centuries to wonder at one of the world’s most intricately decorated religious buildings.
In 1985 I worked for the Strand, New York’s most famous second-hand bookstore.
He was rescued from the council car park - and is now heading for a plain-looking tomb in Leicester Cathedral
A year ago St Paul’s Cathedral found itself embroiled in debate with the Occupy movement, and now the cathedral looks set to engage in debate again when it hosts Question Time this month.