"“This is a Christian country... If you go to Turkey or Saudi Arabia and start to discredit Islam, the reaction will be the same”"
Student who fled to Austria from Chechnya
"This study shows how governments in Europe ... are fuelling dangerous climate change and air pollution with taxpayers’ money.""
Overseas Development Institute
"Thousands of seeds of a single species can be kept alive for tens or hundreds of years""
Maria Manuela Sim-Sim
Curator, Seed Bank A. L. Belo Correia
"He has independence at his core. It is not something that he has improvised"
Friend of Carles Puigdemont
"There will be no cheating. The process is set in a way that you can't cheat. Even at the precinct, the walls of the precinct or the doors of the polling places we will have the results posted."
"“My family are talking about Catalan independence in a WhatsApp group and it’s like hmmmm, I’m going to shut up,”"
"Sound needs to endure"
Music Director, Berlin Staatsoper
"It is so important for me, I have got the gold medal!"
Asian Games swimming champion, China
Pope Francis has appointed 17 new cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church, 13 of whom are under 80 years-old making them eligible to replace him in future.
Pope Francis has paid tribute to an estimated 1.
Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, leader of the world’s Orthodox Christians have met migrants at the Moria refugee camp on the Greek
Pope Francis has announced that Mother Teresa of Calcutta, who dedicated her life to helping the poor, will be made at saint of the Roman Catholic
Pope Frances has ended his Mexico visit along the US border. There he prayed at a memorial for migrants who have perished trying to reach the United
Hundreds of thousands of people have turned out to greet Pope Francis in Uganda. He stopped off in Namugongo, near the capital Kampala, on the
Pope Francis opens the second leg of his African tour with praise for the Ugandan authorities and trips to some of the capital's holiest sites.
Kelly Gissendaner has been executed in the state of Georgia in the United States. She became the first woman to be executed in the state for 70
Pope Francis celebrated Mass with tens of thousands of Cubans in Havana’s Revolution Square. The political heart of Cuba, it is where the government
UKRAINE – NATO
Lviv • NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg begins his first visit to Ukraine.
USA – CHINA
Seattle • Chinese
EU – MIGRANT CRISIS
Brussels • European Union interior ministers hold an extraordinary meeting to discuss the European Commission’s new
Pope Francis’ homecoming tour of South America has taken him to Paraguay, where he was emphatic in his praise of the efforts of the country’s women
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Catholic pilgrims have been arriving in Sarajevo, which has been gearing up for the visit of Pope Francis. At an outdoor mass in the main football
Tackling a controversy which has dogged the Roman Catholic church for almost 70 years. In “Shades of Truth” US actor David Wall plays
Pope Francis spent part of Holy Thursday in a prison in Rome. The Pontiff washed the feet of twelve male and female inmates and a baby as he marked
Pope Francis has visited one of Italy’s most dangerous neighbourhoods in the city of Naples. Scampia has been described as a forgotten, crumbling
Pope Francis has arrived in Sri Lanka, where he will spend two days before flying on to one of the Catholic church’s strongholds, the Philippines. He
The man who tried to kill former Pope John Paul II 33 years ago showed up at the Vatican on Saturday to put white roses on his tomb and said he wanted to meet Pope Francis.
After attending an audience with Pope Francis, some thousands of tango dancers performed a flash mob for the Argentine pope who was celebrating his
Pope Francis on Sunday beatified Pope Paul VI, concluding a remarkable meeting of bishops debating family issues that drew parallels to the