Spain’s crown prince was proclaimed King Felipe VI Thursday, succeeding his high-living father in a low-key ceremony designed for a country still facing economic hardship and divided over the monarchy. The 46-year-old king, wearing a blue military uniform, swore an oath of loyalty to Spain’s constitution before a joint sessionContinue Reading

  Thirteen days after Western Christmas, on January 7th, the Russian Orthodox Church celebrates its Christmas, in accordance with the old Julian calendar. It’s a day of both solemn ritual and joyous celebration. After the 1917 Revolution, Christmas was banned throughout Russia, along with other religious celebrations. It wasn’t untilContinue Reading