The Auschwitz memorial and museum is setting aside July 20-28 and Aug. 1-3 exclusively for World Youth Day pilgrims who want to tour the former Nazi death camp.
What cannot be disputed is the budding friction between the state and Chinese Christians: Chinese authorities have torn down more than 1,200 crosses from churches, destroyed churches, rounded up activists.
Travel: The La Sagrada Familia, an art nouveau church in Barcelona, Catalonia, in Spain, broke ground in 1882, but construction continues to this day
Faith and Justice: Believers must join in condemning contemptuous and hateful speech directed at any religious group.
The Anglican Church in Kenya has become the latest province to announce it will boycott the Anglican Consultative Council meeting in Zambia over the participation of the Episcopal Church.
Travel: Since last year, the Buenos Aires tourism agency has been offering a free three-hour circuit tracing the pope’s life.
British Bishop Declan Lang of Clifton declared that Catholics should be in solidarity with persecuted atheists. He decried the hacking deaths of Bangladeshi bloggers that have occurred in recent years.
Travel: The collection of Florence’s cathedral museum, the Museo dell’Opera del Duomo, makes it hard not to walk through the building starstruck.
Colleges and Universities: Since adopting market-based reforms, Vietnam has been on the back end of the list of the world’s middle-income countries.
Zainab Hawa Bangura, a U.N. special advisor, described sexual violence in war as "history's greatest silence" and "the world's least-condemned crime."