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Gothic edifice that has inspired writers and scientists alike has just undergone a restoration
The website: Historic Britain allows you to book B&Bs, hotels and holiday lets with notable character. Properties range from a 15th-century manor house B&B to an 18th-century Cotswold farmhouse (historicbritain.com).
Pope Francis confirms his predecessor's 'second miracle' - marking fastest progression to sainthood in modern times
His canonisation is likely to be on 20 October, just after the 35th anniversary of his election
Ancient royal palaces, fountained courtyards – and the splendour of Yves Saint Laurent's former home: Emma Townshend finds herself swept away by the majesty of Marrakesh's horticultural panorama
A young Franciscan monk, who was kidnapped and killed by the military during Argentina’s dirty war of the late 1970s, could be the first person beatified under the reign of Pope Francis, it emerged today.
An hour or so after white smoke first poured from a chimney on the roof of the Sistine chapel, Jorge Mario Bergoglio emerged in white papal robes on to the balcony of St Peter's to announce his election as Pope Francis. Those who had hoped for a leader of the Catholic church who would reflect the faith's growth outside of Europe got their wish - and celebrations continued into the night across Latin America. Here's a selection of the press response from Argentina this morning:
Mali’s most storied city is in the final hours of its occupation by Jihadists who faced international condemnation and a powerful foreign expeditionary force closing in by land and air.
Tribe hails ascension of 17th-century Kateri Tekakwitha as a gesture of reconciliation
When a man who has won Europe's top middle-distance contest a record seven times starts to make plans for the race, notice should be taken. André Fabre yesterday nominated the three-time Group 1 winner Meandre as his top candidate for this year's Arc, with a well-trodden route to Longchamp on 7 October mapped out.
Southampton have completed the signing of defender Nathaniel Clyne from Crystal Palace for an undisclosed fee.
The Wigan coach, Shaun Wane, said that St Helens will go into today's Challenge Cup quarter-final at the DW Stadium "underdone".
With 200 singers and massed choirs of period brass, Berlioz's 1837 Grande Messe has rarely sounded so thrilling or transparent.
Parish Church of Santo Tomé, Toledo
Facing a sceptical public that still has questions about whether their faith is a religion or a cult, the Mormon Church is turning to one of its least stereotypical adherents to win them over: Brandon Flowers, the lead singer of the rock band The Killers.
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