Vincent Nichols, Catholic Archbishop of Westminster, is spiritual leader of the four million Catholics of England and Wales. He was also elevated to Cardinal on 22nd February 2014, receiving the Cardinal's red hat from Pope Francis in Rome's St Peter's Basilica. He has been cited as a man: "not afraid to speak out when he feels compelled to do so."
Senior figures from the United Nations came together with religious leaders this week to hold high-level talks on the need to create peaceful and inclusive societies where children are born in a world free of hatred, division and exclusion. The key words were togetherness and tolerance, without which there is no reconciliation or development.
I should tell you that homosexuality in our country has been overcome once and for all but not entirely. Or entirely but not completely. Or else entirely and completely but not once and for all. What do people think about now? Nothing but homosexuality. That and the Middle East, Israel, the Golan Heights. Moshe Dayan.
Some of the world's most powerful civilizations grew up around or near the Mediterranean: Egypt, Greece, Rome, Carthage, Venice, Spain...today it is a cemetery for those trying to reach its shores or cross its waters. 10,000 people have been rescued in recent days, indicating the scale of the problem. This weekend, 700 died. Last week, a further...
There can be no doubt that Hillary Rodham Clinton is the natural choice of today's Democratic Party in the United States of America as front-runner for the 2016 Presidential election, given her heavyweight political pedigree over many decades. The question is, does the Donkey want to move on?
To add to the wanton destruction of world heritage in the museums of Mosul, Islamic State now proudly shows a video of the total and complete destruction of the ancient city of Nimrud, including its unique archeological treasures dating back to the thirteenth century BC. But what about the rumors that the USA is supporting Islamic State?
The dirty war on Syria has involved repeated scandals, often fabricated against the Syrian Government to help create pretexts for deeper intervention. Perhaps the most notorious was the East Ghouta incident of August 2013, with the claim that the Syrian Government had used chemical weapons to murder hundreds of innocents.
Politicians of a country in crisis often talk even more nonsense than others. Look at Poroshenko (or whatever his real name is). "Hitler and Stalin started World War II" he said recently. Oh and the there is this wall. Ukraine is currently erecting a wall (or fence) on its border with Russia. This is the height of historical folly
European elites keep sending warning messages to Tsipras in case he attempted any deviation from the official line. At the end, of course, they were happy, as nothing important was decided, given that Tsipras did not even ask for Russian financial assistance! Νo wonder even EP President Schulz was happy after the Putin-Tsipras meeting!
Thanks to today's Social Media, hard work, education, and skill are no longer the keys to success. To get rich, all you have to do is utter controversial statements that make national headlines, and then sit back and wait for gullible people to throw money at you in a misguided belief
The safety of the food we eat was highlighted this week by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon when on World Health Day (April 7) he called upon the agents involved in producing, distributing and preparing food for the consumer to act together to ensure food safety. How safe is the food we eat? And why isn't it?
The dream is over. America has taken on the character of a Roman Farce, full of irony, black humor and pathos, but there is nothing funny about it. Are American's so brainwashed and/or stupid that they fail to realize this? No, many are painfully aware of it. But think of the Soviet Union in its fading days some years before it collapsed
Everything began in Nov.2013 when former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych refused to sign the EU Partnership Agreement. Currently despite the ceasefire signed in Minsk, the guns have not fallen silent in the eastern parts of Ukraine where the death toll is some six thousand people. Now the shadow of a second Cold War has fallen over the region