European Royals to Attend the Celebration of Holy Mass for the Beginning of the Petrine Ministry of His Holiness Pope Francis.

500px-Flag_of_the_Vatican_City.svgOn March 19, 2013, Their Royal Highnesses Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Asturias, Their Royal Highnesses Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg, His Royal Highness Prince Felix of Luxembourg, Their Royal Highnesses Prince Willem-Alexander of Oranje and Princess Maxima of the Netherlands, Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, and Their Majesties King Albert II and Queen Paola of Belgium will attend the celebration of Holy Mass for the beginning of the Petrine Ministry of His Holiness Pope Francis.

The inaugural Mass will take place at St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican at 9:30 A.M.

If you are interested in watching the inaugural Mass of His Holiness Pope Francis live online click the video below to subscribe to the Vatican’s official You Tube channel.   🙂  Or, you can listen to the Mass live on radio via Vatican Radio here.



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Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani of Qatar Purchases Six Greek Islands at a Bargain Price.

EmirofQatarAccording to the Telegraph and Guardian newspapers, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani of Qatar recently purchased six uninhabited islands in Greece for a reported 8.5 million Euros.  Now, that is a bargain.  No, really.

Anywho, according to the newspaper, The Mirror, the 61-year-old Emir of Qatar was vacationing in Greece when he decided to moor his tiny 400ft yacht off the Echinades Islands.  Within minutes the Emir fell in love with the place.  So, four years later he decided to purchase them.


For more information about the Emir’s small purchase of these gorgeous islands please herehere, and here.

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His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Meets with United Nations Secretary General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon. (VIDEO)

DubaiOn February 25, 2013, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum held an audience with United Nations Secretary General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon in Dubai.  According to the newspaper, Emirates 24/7, discussions focused on:

“…regional and international  humanitarian issues as well as the role of countries, governments, organizations and public and community bodies  in supporting people hit by catastrophes and hunger all over the world.”

Please click herehere and here to view photos as well as to learn more about today’s meeting.

Click here to watch a video.

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Funeral for His Majesty the Late King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia. (VIDEOS)



On February 1, 2013, thousands of mourners “… have turned out in Phnom Penh for the start of the funeral proceedings…” for His Majesty the late King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia.

Please click here to watch a video news report from the BBC.  Click here to read an article from the Los Angeles Times.

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