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Unveiling the Shadows: New Vatican Archives Expose Marcial Maciel's Dark Legacy

Explore the shocking revelations from newly opened Vatican archives that expose the Church's long-standing cover-up of Marcial Maciel's abuses. Discover the details of how high-ranking officials protected him for decades, delaying justice for his victims.

2024/7/24

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Unveiling the Shadows: New Vatican Archives Expose Marcial Maciel's Dark Legacy

2024-07-22T16:43:00.264Z

Explore the shocking revelations from newly opened Vatican archives that expose the Church's long-standing cover-up of Marcial Maciel's abuses. Discover the details of how high-ranking officials protected him for decades, delaying justice for his victims.

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Unveiling the Dark Secrets: Vatican Archives Reveal Pope Pius XII's Complicity in Marcial Maciel Scandal

2024-07-21T16:52:19.175Z

Discover how newly opened Vatican archives reveal Pope Pius XII's knowledge of Marcial Maciel's sexual abuse and the church's long history of inaction. Delve into the implications of these findings for victims and the Catholic Church's accountability.

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Israeli Cinema Faces Crisis: Actors Unite in Protest Against Budget Reform

2024-07-21T12:22:25.266Z

Prominent Israeli actors rally against Culture Minister Miki Zohar's proposed budget reforms, fearing detrimental effects on the film industry and cultural diversity. Discover the implications of this protest and the future of Israeli cinema.

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Dive into Summer: 5 Captivating Novels to Transform Your Vacation Reading Experience

2024-07-19T17:21:53.665Z

Explore five captivating novels perfect for summer reading, from Colm Tóibín's emotional journey in 'Long Island' to Rebecca F. Kuang's satirical 'Yellowface'. Discover how these books can enrich your vacation and reflect on deeper societal themes.

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Ancient Red-Dyed Fabric Unearthed: Earliest Evidence of Oak Aphid Dye

2024-07-18T07:03:09.377Z

A 3,800-year-old red fabric dyed with oak aphid, identified as the biblical 'second worm,' has been discovered in the Judean desert. This find narrows the gap between written sources and archaeological evidence, highlighting the ancient dyeing industry's sophistication.

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13-Year-Old Discovers 1,800-Year-Old Bronze Ring with Goddess Athena Engraving

2024-07-17T07:31:44.328Z

13-year-old Yair Whitson from Haifa discovered an 1,800-year-old bronze ring featuring the goddess Athena. The ring, found near the Shalala ruins in Carmel, will be displayed at the National Archeology Museum in Jerusalem.

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Discovery of Roman Soldier's Tomb in Pompeii Unveils Ancient Power Networks

2024-07-17T02:41:32.615Z

The tomb of Numerius Agrestinus, a key figure in Roman Hispania, has been discovered in Pompeii. This find reveals insights into the power networks of the Roman Empire and the role of elites in conflict zones.

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Jain to Carry Olympic Torch in Paris Amid Grand Celebrations and Free Concerts

2024-07-14T16:11:03.525Z

Jain, the singer behind 'Makeba,' will carry the Olympic torch in Paris, followed by free concerts at Place de la République. The event coincides with a grand military parade celebrating the Olympics and the 80th anniversary of the Liberation.

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Dominique Meyer to Lead Lausanne Chamber Orchestra Amidst La Scala Transition

2024-07-12T17:31:10.496Z

Dominique Meyer, the outgoing director of La Scala, will take on the role of general director at the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra starting July 15. He will continue at La Scala until February 2025, with Fortunato Ortombina set to succeed him.

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Paris Adapts July 14 Celebrations Amid Olympic Games Preparations

2024-07-12T17:20:54.330Z

Discover how Paris is adapting its traditional July 14 celebrations, including the military parade and fireworks, due to the upcoming Olympic Games.

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Paris Opera Choir Director Faces Harassment and Assault Allegations

2024-07-10T15:59:53.003Z

Five women have accused Gaël Darchen, the director of the Paris Opera's children's choir, of moral and sexual harassment, prompting an investigation by French authorities. The allegations have brought to light a toxic environment within the prestigious musical group.

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Russian Artists Sentenced for Play on ISIS Brides, Sparking Outcry

2024-07-09T15:50:39.539Z

Russian playwright Svetlana Petrijtschuk and theater director Yevgenia Berkovich have been sentenced to six years in prison for their play on ISIS brides, amidst a broader crackdown on anti-war voices.

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Shocking Revelations: Andrea Robin Skinner Exposes Years of Abuse by Step-Father

2024-07-09T14:30:34.727Z

Andrea Robin Skinner, daughter of Nobel Prize winner Alice Munro, reveals years of sexual abuse by her stepfather, Gerald Fremlin. The literary world reacts with shock and indignation.

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Napoleon's Historic Pistols Fetch Record Price at Auction Amid Government Efforts to Preserve National Treasures

2024-07-09T10:40:15.437Z

Napoleon Bonaparte's historic pistols sold for 1.69 million euros at a French auction, despite government efforts to keep them in the country. Learn about the significance of these national treasures.

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Legion of Honor Recognizes Over 500 Distinguished Personalities in Early Promotion

2024-07-09T05:49:39.483Z

The Legion of Honor has recognized over 500 distinguished individuals in an early July 14 promotion, honoring notable figures like Virginie Efira and Amin Maalouf for their significant contributions to France.

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Napoleon's Historic Pistols Fetch 1.69 Million Euros at Auction, Reflecting Enduring Legacy

2024-07-08T09:29:58.359Z

Two pistols owned by Napoleon I, classified as national treasures, were sold for 1.69 million euros at a recent auction in France. These historic weapons, linked to Napoleon's attempted suicide, highlight the enduring fascination with his legacy.

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Center Pompidou Shuts Down Amid Strike for Olympic Bonuses, Reflecting Wider Cultural Sector Struggles

2024-07-06T12:29:01.558Z

The Center Pompidou in Paris closes due to a strike for Olympic bonuses, highlighting broader challenges faced by cultural institutions in preparation for the upcoming games.

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Clémentine Autain Fights for Justice: The Battle Against Sexist and Sexual Violence in Cinema

2024-07-04T08:58:57.609Z

Clémentine Autain passionately advocates for the continuation of the commission against sexist and sexual violence in cinema. Her emotional plea underscores the urgent need for concrete actions to support victims.

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Legendary Sword Durandal Stolen from Rocamadour: A Cultural Loss

2024-07-03T15:59:06.999Z

The legendary sword Durandal, embedded in the rocks of Rocamadour for centuries, has been stolen. This cultural loss has shocked the local community and sparked an investigation. Learn more about the sword's history and the ongoing efforts to recover it.

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Center Pompidou's Jersey City Expansion Suspended Due to High Costs

2024-07-03T08:18:51.646Z

The Center Pompidou's expansion to Jersey City has been suspended due to financial constraints and political challenges. The project faced escalating costs, leading New Jersey to cancel funding. Discussions for potential solutions continue.

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Historic Change: Judi Dench and Siân Philips Break Barriers at London's Garrick Club

2024-07-03T05:00:56.842Z

The Garrick Club in London has admitted its first female members, actresses Judi Dench and Siân Philips, marking a historic change for the institution. This decision follows years of criticism and a recent vote to include women.

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Protests Escalate Over Odelia Friedman's Controversial Appointment as Meditech CEO

2024-07-02T11:39:10.555Z

Odelia Friedman's appointment as Acting CEO of Meditech in Holon has sparked significant controversy. Shaham, representing Israeli actors and actresses, demands her removal due to her past financial mismanagement at the National Theater.

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Ismaïl Kadaré's Enduring Legacy: How Literature Defied Tyranny

2024-07-01T10:38:16.952Z

Discover how Ismaïl Kadaré used literature to defy tyranny and leave a lasting legacy. His monumental works under the communist regime continue to inspire and resonate globally.

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Los Angeles Protects Marilyn Monroe's Historic Home from Demolition

2024-06-27T09:38:07.465Z

Marilyn Monroe's Brentwood home has been designated a historic landmark by the Los Angeles City Council, protecting it from demolition. The decision follows a legal battle and public outcry to preserve the cultural heritage associated with the iconic actress.

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Madrid Transforms Museums into Cool Refuges with Free Flamenco Shows

2024-06-27T08:38:02.443Z

Discover how Madrid is helping tourists beat the heat this summer with free flamenco shows in its air-conditioned museums. Learn more about this innovative initiative.

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Paris 2024 Olympics: Transforming Urban Living with Sustainable Innovations

2024-06-25T22:26:57.218Z

Discover how the Paris 2024 Olympics are setting new standards in sustainability and urban development. From affordable housing to innovative cultural tributes, this event is more than just a sports competition.

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Alison Saar Unveils 'Salon' Statue, Promoting Peace and Unity for Paris Olympics

2024-06-24T12:07:06.532Z

Discover Alison Saar's 'Salon' statue, unveiled for the Paris Olympics. This multicultural sculpture promotes peace and unity with its design inspired by African, American, and Caribbean traditions.

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Paris Court Sentences Artist for Banksy Graffiti Theft: A Landmark Case

2024-06-19T13:55:43.151Z

In a landmark case, the Paris judicial court has sentenced Mejdi R. to two years in prison and a €30,000 fine for stealing Banksy's 'Rat au cutter'. The court's decision highlights the legal complexities surrounding street art and its classification as cultural property.

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Wave of Resignations Follow Guillaume Meurice's Firing Over Controversial Joke

2024-06-13T07:04:21.636Z

The firing of comedian Guillaume Meurice by Radio France, over a controversial joke about Benjamin Netanyahu, has led to a wave of resignations, raising concerns about media independence and freedom of expression.

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New DNA Analysis Reveals Surprising Details About Mayan Sacrifices

2024-06-13T00:03:43.953Z

Recent DNA analysis reveals surprising details about Mayan sacrifices at Chichén Itzá, overturning long-held beliefs and shedding light on the rich and complex cultural practices of the ancient civilization.