• Catholic Church Apr 3, 2019

    Polish Priest Apologizes for Burning of ‘Harry Potter' Books

    A priest in northern Poland who led a public burning of books that included titles from the “Harry Potter” series and other items parishioners wanted destroyed has apologized, saying the ritual was not intended to condemn specific authors, religions or social groups. The Rev. Rafal Jarosiewicz called the burning of objects thought to be connected to magic and the occult,...

  • Europe Feb 22, 2019

    A Global Look at the Catholic Church's Sex Abuse Problem

    Pope Francis’ high-stakes sex abuse prevention summit is meant to call attention to the crisis as a global problem that requires a global response. His decision was sparked by the realization that in many parts of the world, bishops and religious superiors continue to deny or play down the severity of the scandal and protect their priests and the reputation...

  • Europe Feb 21, 2019

    Pope Strives to Fight Clergy Sex Abuse With Vatican Summit

    The day began with an African woman telling an extraordinary gathering of Catholic leaders that her priestly rapist forced her to have three abortions over a dozen years after he started violating her at age 15. It ended with a Colombian cardinal warning them they could all face prison if they let such crimes go unpunished. In between, Pope Francis...

  • Mayor Jan 14, 2019

    Poles Unite in Grief Over Assassination of Gdansk Mayor

    The popular liberal mayor of Poland’s port city of Gdansk died Monday after being stabbed at a charity event by an ex-convict with a history of violent crime. The killing plunged the politically divided country into shock and grief and brought Poles into the streets for solemn vigils in a rare show of national unity.

  • Catholic Church Nov 15, 2018

    Cast of ‘Fantastic Beasts' Talk ‘Crimes of Grindelwald'

    The cast of “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” talk about their time filming “The Crimes of Grindelwald,” part two of the Harry Potter spin-off. “The Crimes of Grindelwald” appears in theaters Nov. 16.

  • NEW YORK Apr 6, 2018

    Conor McGregor Rampage at Barclay's Just Latest in String of Poor Behavior

    Over the past several years McGregor, who by some estimates earned nearly $100 million from his 2017 middle heavyweight fight against Floyd Mayweather, has been accused of being both racist and homophobic by detractors.

  • Prince Jul 20, 2017

    UK Royals Make Pretzels, Visit German Cancer Research Center

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined a rowing regatta, visited a cancer research center and made pretzels in the university city of Heidelberg on the second day of their visit to Germany. Prince William and his wife, Kate, took to the waters of the Neckar river on Thursday afternoon, coxing two opposing boats in a race of rowers from...

  • Prince Jul 19, 2017

    Prince William, Kate Visit Nazi Death Camp, Gdansk on Poland Trip

    Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate were guided by two Holocaust survivors around the site of a former Nazi German concentration camp in Poland on Tuesday and then visited the historic city of Gdansk. The royal couple is on a goodwill trip to Poland and Germany aimed at underscoring Britain’s intention to maintain friendly relations with the European Union...

  • Prince Jul 17, 2017

    British Royals Honored on Visit to Poland With Their Children

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended a reception in Poland on Monday where Prince William read out a letter from Queen Elizabeth II praising good bilateral ties, at the start of a two-country goodwill trip intended to underscore Britain’s intention to maintain friendly relations with the European Union after Brexit. From Warsaw’s airport, the royal couple was driven in...

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