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São Paulo: South America’s MEGACITY

The dramatic cliffs and endless beaches of Rio de Janeiro makes it the city that probably first comes to mind when you think of Brazil. São Paulo, the largest metropolis in the southern hemisphere, is the true economic engine of the world’s sixth most populous country. In 1554, Catholic missionaries with the help of indigenous… Read More »

What’s so good about Good Friday? | Xt3 Vox

What is so good about Good Friday? Oh man I didn’t expect that one (laughs) You get a day off? I think the best thing about Good Friday is the time you’ve got to reflect on the events of everything that happened on Good Friday You get to spend time with family The Good Friday… Read More »

How Brexit could create a crisis at the Irish border

As part of the European Union, the United Kingdom’s borders have been relatively open for years. Trade’s carried out freely with other member countries and people coming through only need to show their EU passport. But in June 2016, the UK voted to leave the EU so that it could reassert control on its own… Read More »

Why monks had that haircut

Look at this painting. It’s Saint Francis and Pope Honorius III. You can probably find the monks. It’s the hair. This is not just a haircut. The more you look, the more this haircut shows deep religious divides. One style was even lost to time, after being banned by the Roman Catholic Church. The scalp… Read More »

How the Catholic Church censored Hollywood’s Golden Age

These are some of the most beloved films in the history of American cinema. But they all share something else in common: They were all censored by the Catholic Church. In fact, for decades, there’s a good chance you didn’t see anything in a Hollywood movie unless the Catholic Church wanted you to. Hollywood in… Read More »