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Notre-Dame to be shut for five or six years after major fire

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Notre-Dame Cathedral “will be closed for five to six years” as it recovers from Monday’s devastating fire, its rector has said. The estimate came as France launched an international competition to design a new spire, after the old one collapsed in the blaze. To mark 48 hours since the tragedy, bells have been ringing out Read More

Notre-Dame ‘will be closed for 5-6 years’ after fire

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Notre-Dame cathedral “will be closed for five to six years” as it recovers from Monday’s devastating fire, its rector has said. Bishop Patrick Chauvet made the admission as he spoke to local business owners two days after a blaze that destroyed its roof, sent its 300ft spire crashing through its famous ceiling and left it Read More

Notre-Dame ‘will be closed for 5-6 years’, bishop says

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Notre-Dame Cathedral “will be closed for five to six years” as it recovers from Monday’s devastating fire, its rector has said. Bishop Patrick Chauvet made the admission as he spoke to local business owners two days after a blaze that sent its 300ft spire crashing through its famous ceiling and left it minutes from total Read More

Notre Dame survived wars, revolutions and neglect. Then fire came

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The Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris weathered over 850 years, enduring multiple wars, religious strife, anti-religious sentiment of the French Revolution and decades of neglect, before a rooftop blaze severely damaged it. When King Louis VII of France sought to build a church on the central island of Paris, Bishop Maurice de Sully tore down Read More

Witch hunt legacy: German city still pays Church to settle debt to ‘warlock’ burned centuries ago

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In a somewhat bizarre tradition, the authorities of the western German city of Trier pay hundreds of euro to a local parish as interest on a centuries-old debt they owe to a man burned by the inquisition. The custom that forces the city authorities to pay annually more than €360 (US$405) out of the municipal Read More

Exclusive: Mexico’s Walmart pressures suppliers on pricing, forcing some to ditch Amazon

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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Walmart’s Mexico unit has penalized food companies supplying groceries to rival Amazon, pressure that has forced some to pull their products from the world’s largest online retailer, four people familiar with the matter said. FILE PHOTO: A Walmart sign is pictured inside a Walmart store in Mexico City, Mexico March 28, Read More

Pope reveals why he refused to let people kiss his ring

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Pope Francis has revealed the reason why he pulled his hand away when dozens of people lined up this week to kiss his ring. Vatican spokesman Alessandro Gisotti said that Francis was concerned about spreading germs while greeting well-wishers in a lengthy receiving queue in Loreto on Monday. Footage showing the pontiff pulling his hand Read More

After devastating floods, U.S. Midwest farms need more than 'paper towels' to recover

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(Reuters) – Missouri farmer Richard Oswald needs a lot of help to recover from flooding that left his home and farm looking like a manmade island in an inland sea. A combination of aerial photos show the farm of Richard Oswald near Langdon, Missouri after flooding March 20, 2019 and in the fall of 2018 Read More

Pope Francis awkwardly jerks his hand away refusing to let people kiss his ring

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Pope Francis is at the center of a peculiar firestorm after refusing to allow members of the faithful to kiss his papal ring during a visit to an Italian shrine. Video of the cringeworthy scene caused an outcry from acolytes. It remains unclear why Pope Francis recoiled whenever the pilgrims attempted to kiss his ring Read More

Internet in uproar as Pope Francis refuses to let people kiss his ring

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Pope Francis is at the center of a peculiar firestorm after refusing to allow members of the faithful to kiss his papal ring during a visit to an Italian shrine. Video of the cringeworthy scene caused an outcry from acolytes. It remains unclear why Pope Francis recoiled whenever the pilgrims attempted to kiss his ring Read More