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Archbishop apologises for steamy video filmed in Spanish cathedral

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The archbishop of Toledo has apologised to offended Roman Catholics after one of Spain’s most famous cathedrals was used as a location for a raunchy video that shows a couple grinding against each other in its hallowe...

‘It was unheard of’: UK’s first cathedral girls’ choir marks 30 years

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“Singing is definitely a big part of me,” said Mary, an 11-year-old Salisbury Cathedral chorister. “I love being part of the girls’ choir. If girls weren’t allowed to sing together, it would make me really angry. I’d ...

Cathedral bells ring out as New Zealand welcomes godwits after longest migration

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Thousands of migrating birds have been welcomed back to New Zealand to the sound of cathedral bells, after making one of the longest avian migration flights in the world. Eastern bar-tail godwits, or kuaka in Māori, l...

‘Only in New Zealand!’: Relics found in coffee jars in rubble of Christchurch cathedral

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It might seem like an inauspicious end for a saint, being laid to rest in a Greggs coffee jar. But for the holy relics buried beneath Christchurch’s destroyed Catholic cathedral, those repurposed containers have house...

Australian leaders commemorate life of Prince Philip at Sydney cathedral

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Australian dignitaries have commemorated the life of Prince Philip at a church service in Sydney. The Duke of Edinburgh died in his sleep on Friday, two months before his 100th birthday and a short time after a month-...

Ken Follett gives book proceeds to French cathedral restoration fund

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The bestselling British author Ken Follett is donating the proceeds from his book about the Notre-Dame fire to restore a cathedral in Brittany. Follet is giving €148,000 (£127,000) towards a multimillion euro project ...