The Latest: Greek Orthodox mark Epiphany with Istanbul swims

VATICAN CITY/January 06, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— The Latest on the Epiphany observances Christians in many parts of the world are holding: (all times local): 1:20 p.m. The Greek Orthodox Christian community in Istanbul has celebrated Epiphany with the traditional blessing of the waters. Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, the spiritual leader of Orthodox Christians around the world and … Continue reading The Latest: Greek Orthodox mark Epiphany with Istanbul swims

Pope on Epiphany: Don’t make money, career your whole life

VATICAN CITY/January 06, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Pope Francis on Saturday advised against making the pursuit of money, a career or success the basis for one’s whole life, urging in his Epiphany remarks to also resist “inclinations toward arrogance, the thirst for power and for riches.” During a homily at Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica, Francis said people … Continue reading Pope on Epiphany: Don’t make money, career your whole life

UN envoy: Macedonia spat could be resolved in coming months

SKOPJE, Macedonia/February 01, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— A United Nations envoy said Thursday he remained optimistic that neighbors Macedonia and Greece could resolve a name dispute that has strained relations between the two countries for more than a quarter of a century. After talks with Macedonian leaders in capital Skopje, Matthew Nimetz told reporters that officials in both … Continue reading UN envoy: Macedonia spat could be resolved in coming months

Greek organizers of Macedonia rally seek million protesters

ATHENS, Greece/January 26, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Organizers of an upcoming anti-government protest in Athens said Friday that they hope to draw 1 million people to the rally aimed at stopping Greece and Macedonia reaching a compromise in a bitter name dispute. Stergios Kalogiros, a senior organizer of the Feb. 4 rally, told The Associated Press that he … Continue reading Greek organizers of Macedonia rally seek million protesters

NEW YORK | US marks 9/11 with somber tributes, new monument to victims

NEW YORK— Americans are commemorating 9/11 with somber tributes, volunteer projects and a new monument to victims, after a year when two attacks demonstrated the enduring threat of terrorism in the nation’s biggest city. Thousands of 9/11 victims‘ relatives, survivors, rescuers and others are expected at Tuesday’s anniversary ceremony at the World Trade Center, while … Continue reading NEW YORK | US marks 9/11 with somber tributes, new monument to victims

NEW YORK | US marks 9/11 anniversary; Trump to mark it at Pa. memorial

NEW YORK  — Americans are commemorating 9/11 with somber tributes, volunteer projects and a new monument to victims, after a year when two attacks demonstrated the enduring threat of terrorism in the nation’s biggest city. Thousands of 9/11 victims’ relatives, survivors, rescuers and others are expected at Tuesday’s anniversary ceremony at the World Trade Center, … Continue reading NEW YORK | US marks 9/11 anniversary; Trump to mark it at Pa. memorial

The Latest: Homeless children in Mexico get Epiphany gifts

VATICAN CITY/January 06, 2018(AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on the Epiphany observances Christians in many parts of the world are holding: (all times local): 7:45 p.m. In Mexico City, aid workers brought toys and other gifts to brighten the Epiphany holiday for children living in dozens of makeshift tent camps more than three months after a deadly … Continue reading The Latest: Homeless children in Mexico get Epiphany gifts

Egypt reopens ancient library in Sinai after renovations

CATHERINE’S, Egypt /December 16, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) —  Egypt reopened on Saturday an ancient library which holds thousands of centuries-old religious and historical manuscripts at the famed St. Catherine Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage site, in South Sinai. The inauguration ceremony, attended by Egyptian and western officials, comes after three years of restoration work on the … Continue reading Egypt reopens ancient library in Sinai after renovations