Mar 30, 2015

Russian theater director fired over 'decadent' opera staging

Russia’s culture minister on Sunday fired the director of a Siberian theater whose modern staging of Wagner’s opera “Tannhauser” offended the powerful Russian Orthodox Church. The announcement was made as several thousand people rallied outside the Novosibirsk theater to protest the opera, which they ...

One dead in accident on Scorsese's Japan Christians movie set

Jan 30, 2015

One dead in accident on Scorsese's Japan Christians movie set

One person died and two were injured on Thursday when a ceiling collapsed on the set in Taiwan of Martin Scorsese’s upcoming film “Silence,” a spokeswoman for the production said. The three were working as contractors to reinforce a building on the CMPC Studios ...

'So many tears this Christmas,' says Pope Francis

Dec 26, 2014

'So many tears this Christmas,' says Pope Francis

AFP-JIJI Pope Francis called for an end to “brutal” religious persecution, killings and hostage-taking in the Middle East and Nigeria as well as violence against children in his annual Christmas “urbi et orbi” message. Denouncing conflicts in Ukraine, Libya and elsewhere, and noting last ...