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Wednesday 09 October 2013
High-profile monk co-founded the the Samye Ling Monastery in Scotland
Friday 04 October 2013
An attempt to chart social media from its earliest incidences to now
Sunday 08 September 2013
Rebels led by al-Qa’ida-linked fighters gained control of a Christian town north-east of the capital, Damascus, Syrian activists said on Sunday, while government media continued to claim that regime forces were winning.
Friday 30 August 2013
In its earliest centuries, the religion of outcasts and rebels had women at its heart
Thursday 15 August 2013
Scores killed and many wounded as Coptic churches and properties are hit by violent mobs
Monday 29 July 2013
Monks refusing to obey an eviction order hurled Molotov cocktails at bailiffs who were trying to bulldoze their way into a monastic sanctuary in Mount Athos, northern Greece on Monday morning.
Friday 05 July 2013
Radu Vasile, who died of colon cancer on 3 June, was a former Romanian prime minister who helped pave the way for his country's accession to the European Union but was finally brought down by political feuding and protests against economic reforms he struggled to implement.
Walk of the Month: Bamburgh, Northumberland - a thousand tales lurk among these dramatic cliffs and crags
Saturday 29 June 2013
There’s plenty of history to discover on this dramatic walk along the Northumberland coast, says Mark Rowe
Thursday 20 June 2013
Plans will cut water supply to abbey where Belgian monks brew prized Rochefort ale
Monday 17 June 2013
A group of Buddhist monks have become the subject of complaints after videos of them on a private jet, wearing aviators and listening to personal headphones emerged on Youtube.
Sunday 12 May 2013
French Benedictine abbey streams its daily round of Latin liturgy to a worldwide audience
Saturday 11 May 2013
Get in the saddle of a heavy horse at the only riding establishment in the UK specialising in these magnificent beasts. Cumbrian Heavy Horses (01229 777764; cumbrianheavyhorses.com), near Millom, is offering a new three-day ride around the central Lake District on its Clydesdale, Shire and Ardennes breeds this summer. The trek passes through the
Thursday 21 March 2013
A former Jesuit priest has denied that he and a colleague were imprisoned by Argentina’s military junta in 1976 after being denounced by the order’s then leader, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who is now Pope Francis.
Thursday 21 March 2013
Jesuit priest emphatically denies being denounced by Jorge Mario Bergoglio
Sunday 17 February 2013
Pope Benedict XVI blessed the faithful from his window overlooking St Peter's Square for the first time since announcing his resignation, cheered by an emotional crowd of tens of thousands of well-wishers from around the world.
Isis, we are told, is a 'clear and dangerous threat to our way of life'. I’m sorry, but I just don’t buy it
Exclusive: 'Putin's Russia has been my biggest regret,' says Nato's outgoing Secretary General
The Osborne Ultimatum: Chancellor’s benefits freeze bombshell will affect ten million households
There’s no excuse for Dave Lee Travis’s behaviour, but we need to keep a sense of proportion
Should gay sex be illegal? 16% of Britons think so
Mark Reckless becomes second Tory MP to defect to Ukip in a month
- 1 Five-year-old Iris Grace is raising awareness of autism through her extraordinary paintings
- 2 Expert urges cat lovers to own just one animal each
- 3 Sainsbury's '50p challenge' poster telling staff to encourage customers to spend more placed in shop window instead of staff room
- 4 Yes, the iPhone 6 is a miracle, but it's Apple's tax affairs that deserve a double take
- 5 Car tax disc changes: Two days to go - and they affect you much more than just not displaying a piece of paper