‘I saw people getting shot. I can’t get it out of my head’: 4 people dead after gunman opens fire after Mass in Brazil cathedral

Denny Cesare/Futura Press via AP A man opened fire in a cathedral in southern Brazil after Mass on Tuesday, killing four people and wounding four more before taking a bullet in the ribs in a firefight with police and then shooting himself in the head, authorities said. The shooting happened right after the midday service […]

Could a Colossal Cathedral Divide Ghana?

Plans to build a colossal cathedral by renowned Ghanaian architect David Adjaye in Accra have resurrected a species thought to be extinct — white elephants. Supporters say the $ 100 million construction, which will require the demolition of a number of recent government buildings, will be an important statement of national ambition. The west African […]

The Beachside French Cathedral With Nearby Kitesurfing and Nude Sunbathing

Since I’ve stumbled across a number of ancient chapels and churches in unexpected places over the years, it shouldn’t have come as such a shocker one summer in the south of France, next to the Mediterranean, near a narrow spit of land to the west of Palavas-les-Flots (a resort town just south of Montpellier). But […]

Grand Easter service at Moscow’s Christ the Savior Cathedral (WATCH LIVE)

As Orthodox Christians across the globe mark Easter Sunday, watch the live broadcast of the grand midnight service from Moscow’s Christ the Savior Cathedral, led by Russian Patriarch Kirill. At Easter, the faithful celebrate the resurrection of Christ after his death by crucifixion. The vigil at Russia’s main church, Christ the Savior Cathedral, attracts thousands […]