Posts Tagged ‘Royal family’

Anglican royal events orchestrated by Catholic family

Monday, May 8th, 2023

The Earl Marshal of England is little known and rarely seen, but he oversees the world’s biggest spectacles. Queen Elizabeth’s funeral last year is reported to have attracted more than 4 billion viewers, making it perhaps the most-watched event in history. This was the finest moment for the current Earl Marshall, Edward Fitzalan-Howard, more formally Read more

Pope gifts True Cross relics for King Charles’ coronation

Thursday, April 20th, 2023

King Charles’ May 6 coronation procession will be led by a cross containing religious relics gifted to the monarch by Pope Francis. The cross, named the Cross of Wales, contains two shards of the True Cross, which is said to have been used in the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. The Royal Palace made the announcement Read more

Mercy of Princess Diana restored the royals

Monday, September 4th, 2017

Being British, it’s hard to avoid the topic of the Royal Family when abroad. Foreigners often don’t let you. I’ve learned to spot the disappointment in people’s faces when I don’t have an opinion on Harry’s latest girlfriend, or Kate’s dresses. As my wife will tell you with some regret, I’m a bit of a Read more

On papacy and royalty

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

As I watched, read and heard untold stories about the birth of a new member of the British royal family, who becomes the third in line to the throne, it was somewhat disappointing that the news overshadowed so markedly the news of Pope Francis’s arrival in Brazil for the start of World Youth Day festivities Read more

Vicariate moving from Kuwait to Bahrain, citing accessibility

Friday, August 24th, 2012

In an atmosphere of regional sectarian tensions, the headquarters of the Apostolic Vicar for Northern Arabia is being transferred from Kuwait to Bahrain, where the royal family has given land for the vicariate and a new church. The apostolic vicar, Bishop Camillo Ballin, said the move is being made because Bahrain is more central and Read more

The religion of the European royals

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011