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850-Year-Old Notre Dame Catches on Fire

June 13, 2019 by


On 15 April, the Notre Dame cathedral burned. The 850-year-old building was almost completely destroyed after firefighters had finally extinguished the blaze. The cause of the fire is still up for speculation nearly a month after the fire itself. French investigators reportedly believe that the fault was electrical wiring. Notre Dame itself was built in […]

Women Finally Allowed to Enter Holiest Temple in India

January 31, 2019 by


On 2 January 2019, two individuals made history for women in India. In Kerala, India, two women entered one of the holiest temples in all of India just after a ban on women was removed. Although this was a big step towards equality, many people were not happy. Over the years, women have struggled to […]

Pope Face Trending as Pontiff Meets World Leaders

June 2, 2017 by


In recent weeks, Pope Francis has been getting a large amount of media attention. This attention, shockingly, is not for his religious teachings. Pope Francis has been photographed with world leaders twice in the month of May. These photographs were taken with United States President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Fleetwood students […]

The Dead Sea Is Dying

January 25, 2017 by


When swimming in the Dead Sea, you will never sink. It is bordering Jordan, Palestine, and Israel, and it is 8-9 times saltier than all other oceans.  Accordingly, It is much more dense than all other oceans. Swimming in it feels more like a luxury than anything. With it’s rich minerals, the water seems more […]

What Really Happens When Choosing the Pope

May 29, 2013 by


The Pope is arguably the most popular living figurehead. With over one billion Roman Catholic followers, the pope has a lot of people to please. A lot of people know who the Pope is and what he does, but not many people understand how the Pope actually becomes the Pope. It is a common thought […]

Breaking Tradition, Pope Benedict XVI Resigns

April 24, 2013 by


Monday, 11 February 2013, marked an emotional  day for the 1.2 billion world-wide Catholics as Pope Benedict XVI, formally Joseph Ratzinger, informed the Roman Catholic population—as well as the rest of the world–that he would be resigning from his position on the 28th of that month. Ratzinger stated that he was “well aware of the seriousness […]

Pope Francis: First Pope from the New World

April 23, 2013 by


The Catholic Church was shocked when Pope Benedict XVI formally resigned on 28 February 2013. For a short period of time, the world was Popeless. This chaotic stretch of time generated a lot of suspense as cardinals voted on whom to elect as the new Pope. After several days of waiting anxiously, white smoke rose from […]