The remains of late Pope to be declared “saint” and holy

The process of beatification, or declaring the late pontiff to be “blessed”, is a crucial step towards making him a saint. Pope Benedict XVI has formally approved a miracle attributed to his late predecessor, paving the way to John Paul II’s beatification on 1 May. John Paul II died in 2005 after a papacy of… Read More The remains of late Pope to be declared “saint” and holy

Worldwide riots because of stretched food chain

Strained by rising demand and battered by bad weather, the global food supply chain is stretched to the limit, sending prices soaring and sparking concerns about a repeat of food riots last seen three years ago. Signs of the strain can be found from Australia to Argentina, Canada to Russia. On Thursday, Tunisia’s president ordered… Read More Worldwide riots because of stretched food chain