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Vichy soon to become a UNESCO World Heritage Site?
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Vichy soon to become a UNESCO World Heritage Site?

The city of Vichy in Allier did not hide its satisfaction this Saturday, June 5, at the announcement of ICOMOS. Indeed, the consultative body of the World Heritage Committee of Unesco recommended, on Friday 4 June, the inscription of "Large water towns of Europe" to the inventory of cultural goods of exceptional interest. ICOMOS has confirmed that the Candidate Cities “Bear exceptional testimony to the European thermal phenomenon, which acquired its highest expression between 1700 and the 1930s”. Madame de Sévigné was already writing: "It is certain that the waters here are miraculous"…→ READ. Can a site be removed from the Unesco World Heritage List?However, it remains to await the final decision which will be taken at the 44e committee session: it will be held from F...
The Church of England faces its colonial heritage
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The Church of England faces its colonial heritage

The American Black Live Matters movement made a resounding invitation to the UK last summer. As part of a peaceful demonstration following the homicide of American George Floyd in early June, the statue of Edward Colston is thrown into the waters of Bristol harbor by activists. Presented as a merchant, a philanthropic politician and even one of the city's benefactors, Edward Colston, who died in 1721, was in his day best known for his slave trade. A detail overlooked over the centuries by the local elite of this once key city in the slave trade.→ READ. Debate ignites over slavery-reminiscent statues in UKThis incident caused a wide controversy in the country. It also directly affected the Church of England. "After the action against the statue of Colston, we feared th...
At the Louvre, a new “crucial” department dedicated to Eastern Christians
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At the Louvre, a new “crucial” department dedicated to Eastern Christians

The cross : Laurence des Cars, who has just been appointed president of the Louvre, announced on France Inter the creation of a department dedicated to Byzantium and the Christians of the East. How do you receive this news?Raphaelle Ziadé : I felt great joy to hear Laurence des Cars, whose appointment I welcome, defend among the first measures envisaged, the creation of this department which has been in the making for almost twenty years. One of the roles of the Louvre, as a museum of civilizations, is to give us the keys to understanding the world. However, the influence and influence of Byzantium are still felt in many regions: whether in Greece, the Balkans, the Caucasus, Russia, or the Middle East, Egypt, Ethiopia and as far as India. ! Behind the word "Byzantine",...
Anti-corruption asks for 9 years in prison for former president Jordi Pujol and 29 for the first-born of the clan
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Anti-corruption asks for 9 years in prison for former president Jordi Pujol and 29 for the first-born of the clan

The National Court hears the petition of the defense of the family to file the case against the wife of the former president due to her state of healthJordi Pujol, in an appearance in April on TV3.The Anticorruption Prosecutor has presented this Friday its indictment against the Pujol family. The former president of the Generalitat claims nine years in prison for the crimes of belonging to an illicit association (four years) and money laundering (five years).The highest penalty corresponds to his first-born, Jordi Pujol Ferrusola, who is claimed a total of 29 years in prison. In his case, five tax offenses are added (three years each) and one crime of frustrating the execution (another two years), for having disposed of assets with which he had to face debts.The accusation extends to the...