Tag Archives: Religion

What did you do in Madrid……….oh; I went to visit Cementerio de La Almudina

On the trip from the airport to the centre of Madrid recently, I spotted an enormous cemetery (bigger than anything I have ever seen before) and thought that it might be worth a visit. I know that may sound a … Continue reading

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A quiet day in Toledo………….or so we thought!

  Before our trip to Madrid numerous friends had said, “you must visit Toledo but go during the week when there are less tourists and it is easier to move around.” So heeding this advice we decided to go on … Continue reading

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I don’t need religion to be a moral person……………..

Here is a thought for the day which I came across whilst casually reading Facebook (see Elephant Buddhadharma), and I am sure the late lamented Christopher Hitchens would have nodded in approval.

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The British Cemetery………….Lisboa

The British Cemetery in Lisbon is to be found adjacent to St George’s Church in Rua São Jorge.Part of the Treaty of 1654 negotiated between Cromwell and King João IV of Portugal stipulated that English subjects living in Portugal should … Continue reading

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Pontiff in pacamac shock…………………

And the heavens opened! Pope Francis takes shelter under a poncho during trip to typhoon-hit Philippines but fresh storms force him to abandon his visit early. He told the crowd, many who had waited for several hours in pouring rain, … Continue reading

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Skaisciausios Dievo Motinos cerkve, Vilnius, Lithuania

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Mysterious hill of crosses where pilgrims believe Christ can actually perform miracles

The Hill Of Crosses in northern Lithuania has been a site of pilgrimage for hundreds of years. Consisting of a hill bristling with hundreds of thousands of crosses of every size and design, it is a powerful testament to religious … Continue reading

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Pope Francis has said that atheists should be seen as good people as long as they do good, in a move to urge people of all religions – or no religion at all – to get along. The Catholic leader, … Continue reading

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