Posts Tagged ‘tourism’

Pope tours Comments 0

Friday, March 21st, 2014
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Pope Francis used to pick up La Nacion newspaper every day at a kiosk across from the city’s cathedral. Each edition was bound by a rubber band. But then-Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, being frugal, would save the rubber bands and return them in a ball at the end of every month. Guide Javier Cortese offered the anecdote Read more

Suva’s Archbishop condemns tourists’ ‘beach weddings’ Comments 1

Friday, February 14th, 2014
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Suva’s Archbishop Peter Chong has condemned the practice of tourists celebrating their weddings in Fiji on beaches boats and in hotels. He says weddings should be celebrated in a sacred space like  of a church or a chapel. Chong said that the problem was not caused by local people, but by tourists. “For our local people, Read more

Tourism NZ runs competition for first gay Aussies to be married here Comments 0

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013
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Paul McCarthy and Trent Kandler from Speers Point, near Newcastle, were married in front of 20 family members and friends in Wellington on Monday after winning a competition run by Tourism New Zealand to be the first Australian gay couple to be wed under New Zealand’s same-sex marriage laws. The competition aimed to capitalise on the Read more

Vatican may eventually limit Sistine Chapel visits Comments 0

Friday, November 2nd, 2012
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The Vatican may eventually limit the number of visitors to the Sistine chapel to protect Michelangelo’s ceiling frescoes, Reuters reported. The Sistine Chapel ceiling celebrated its 500th anniversary on Wednesday. Pope Benedict XVI marked the anniversary of what he dubbed as the “liturgical classroom” with vespers. He said “the works of art which decorate [the Read more

2nd casino licence granted in Fiji Comments 0

Sunday, June 10th, 2012
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One Hundred Sands has been granted a licence to operate  a second casino, with Suva being hinted at as the likely location. In December 2011 One Hundred Sands Limited, which is a subsidiary of a US company, was given permission by the Fijian Government to operate the country’s first casino. The 290 million Fiji dollars (114.29 Read more

Pope affirms beauty and goodness in tourism Comments 0

Friday, April 27th, 2012
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In a message to the 7th world congress on pastoral care of tourists, Pope Benedict has affirmed the value of tourism and supported the horizons it opens. Benedict said that admiring the beauty of other people, cultures and nature, can lead to God and be the occasion of an experience of faith. “Tourism, together with Read more