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Pope puts Polish Cold War Cardinal Wyszynski on path to sainthood

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis has put the late Polish Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski, a towering figure of Polish religious freedom who was persecuted by communist authorities during the Cold War, on track for sainthood. A Vatican statement on Tuesday said Francis has approved a degree recognizing the “heroic virtues” ...

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When a Man Needs a Safe Place

He paused and lowered his voice. “‘I want to come in for a penis augmentation,’” he whispered. Photo Dr. Norman Rowe, a plastic surgeon, is the founder of the Club House. Credit Jennifer S. Altman for The New York Times “They want a man to answer the phone,” he said. ...

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What’s in a Rick Owens Retrospective? Whatever He Wants

The coiling black structure was, the designer said, his first idea when the Triennale offered him this space, though he admits: “It’s so first degree” that his wife, Michèle Lamy, “thought it was really dumb to use it.” The snaking sculpture also reflects Mr. Owens’s current interest in monumental works ...

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Japan panda cub meets media before public debut

TOKYO (Reuters) – The wife of China’s ambassador to Japan and the governor of Tokyo turned out on Monday to help mark this week’s public debut of Japan’s popular panda cub, who turned six-months-old this month. The healthy female cub was born in June, five years after her mother, Shin ...

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Fifty Chinese couples marry in mass ceremony in Sri Lanka

COLOMBO (Reuters) – Fifty couples from China tied the knot in the Sri Lankan capital on Sunday in a mass wedding ceremony, conducted in the island’s Buddhist traditions, as the island aims to woo more tourists. The couples included newly-weds as well as already married couples aiming to re-dedicate their ...

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