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  1. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - MUSIC

    Sistine Chapel Choir makes its Hong Kong debut but misses mainland

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 06:32am by TIMMY SUNG

    ... Timmy Sung timmy.sung@scmp.com But negotiations with Beijing for a mainland performance in Asian tour did not succeed Choir from Vatican has its Hong Kong debut The Vatican's famed ... was an important meeting of Eastern and Western cultures and that it featured a traditional selection of songs played at the Vatican. Before the concert, the choir performed during a morning Mass ...

  2. Lifestyle - Books - RELIGION

    Book review: The Vatican Diaries, by John Thavis

    Posted Apr 07th 2013, 12:00am by Desmond O'Grady

    ... Desmond O'Grady The Vatican Diaries by John Thavis Viking Benedict XVI sprang a huge surprise when he stepped down from his papal office, the first pope in 600 years to do so; he no longer had the energy for his task, he said. Now, author John Thavis provides the background for the decision in his excellent The Vatican Diaries , which concludes just before Benedict's ...

  3. Lifestyle - Books

    New book lays out collusion between pope and Mussolini

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 09:43am by GDN

    ... addressed a group of visitors to the Vatican. There were some people, he said, who argued that the state should be all-powerful- "totalitarian". Such an idea, he went on, was absurd, ... measures against their evil-doing". The Vatican and the fascist regime had many differences, but this they had in common. Much of fascist ideology was inspired by Catholic tradition Kertzer ...

  4. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    Was our imperfect world created by a clever but bumbling lab scientist?

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 03:39am by Alex Lo

    ... irreligious-religious views are. The Vatican has long endorsed the big bang theory, thinking it legitimises the idea of a supreme creative force. Linde doesn't necessarily disagree, except that he thinks ...

  5. Lifestyle - Books - CHINA

    Book review: The Memoirs of Jin Luxian

    Posted Mar 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... before receiving a papal pardon from the Vatican for collaborating with Beijing by becoming its "illicit" bishop. Jin, in the latest English-language translation of the first part ... in the mainland church, who later also gained recognition from the Vatican. "As long as my actions served the greater glory of the Lord, I went ahead in confidence," wrote the 96-year-old, ...

  6. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - ARTS

    Venice Biennale: from polar ice to cardboard bedrooms

    Posted Jun 09th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Isla Binnie Breaking the polar ice at the Venice Biennale this year Blocks of ice from the Bahamas, cardboard bedclothes from Iraq and a thumping Vatican heartbeat should aid the 2013 ... of the diversity of the world … a world of exceptions," says Gioni. The Vatican is also debuting. The Holy See's pavilion is in the Arsenal, or old shipyard site. While the three rooms are based ...

  7. Lifestyle - Books - CHINA

    Book review: Party Time: Who Runs China and How, by Rowan Callick

    Posted Sep 01st 2013, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill Party Time: Who Runs China and How by Rowan Callick Black Inc Mark O'Neill "China's Communist Party has become the most powerful organisation in the world, even overtaking the Vatican, whose authority, focused by Pope John Paul II, helped destroy the Soviet empire in the 1980s." This book is about that organisation. "It rules today ...

  8. Lifestyle - Books - REVIEWS

    E-books/audiobooks review: fiction

    Posted May 12th 2013, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... his tone to the book at hand. For Sarah Dunant's clever but enjoyable historical romp about the powerful Italian Borgias, he has to mix intrigue in the Vatican (Pope Alexander VI ...

  9. Lifestyle - Books - RELIGION

    Book review: Pope Francis: Conversations, with Jose Bergoglio

    Posted May 05th 2013, 12:00am by Desmond O'Grady

    ... priests taking up arms for the oppressed? The Vatican has condemned the influence of Marxist social analysis on certain theologians. From the interviews it emerges that there is an Argentinian ...

  10. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - MUSIC

    Eclectic shock: five of the best new Asian bands

    Posted Jun 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Oliver Clasper

    ... you to try. Last year the high-school students released a nine-track LP called Shanghai Void that sounded somewhere between Joy Division, Vatican Shadow, Nirvana and Jack Kerouac- all crunched ...




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