AP - Protesters who have camped outside St. Paul's Cathedral in central London for six days have forced the venerable cathedral to close to visitors for the first time since World War II, church officials said Friday.
A young Canadian musician has been named the newest organist at the Church of England’s iconic St. Paul’s Cathedral in London — and she’ll be the first woman to hold a job playing the church’s 320-year-old instrument.
Toronto’s Catholic cathedral will be closing for the next nine months to deal with safety concerns over a long-running restoration process.
St. Michael’s Cathedral has been undergoing renovations since 2011 with the goal of restoring the 168-year-old internal and external architecture. Father Michael Busch, the cathedral’s rector, said he planned to announce the closure in three weeks, but safety issues concerning the columns and the floor forced a quicker decision.
Sir Christopher Wren was the foremost architect in Britain in the 17th century. An exponent of the neoclassical style, he supervised the rebuilding of the City of London after the Great Fire half-destroyed the capital in 1666.
As First Nations activists shut down roads and bridges in protest last year, the Counter-Intelligence Unit of the Ministry of National Defence was watching. Closely.
All the while, behind the scenes, they were preparing to tell the media they were doing no such thing.
The Canadian Forces spent virtually all of 2013 keeping eyes on the Aboriginal protesters, out of fear that they could pose a threat to military personnel or intercept weapons shipments, according to documents obtained under Access to Information laws.
St. Louis (AFP) - US protesters forced a crowded St Louis mall to close for around two hours on Friday, demanding a boycott to post-Thanksgiving shopping and justice for an unarmed black teenager killed by police.