Tony Abbott had learned to box only a few months before that night in 1982 when he climbed into the ring for the deciding bout in the Oxford-versus-Cambridge annual collegiate boxing contest. And he faced a taller opponent with a longer reach.
Pope John Paul II killed off by a meteorite is probably the most famous work by Maurizio Cattelan. But there’s plenty more to gape at now that his retrospective has opened at the Guggenheim Museum in New York.
John Catsimatidis, a self-made billionaire who wants to be New York’s next mayor, sat in his cramped wood-paneled office wearing a $190 Jos. A. Bank suit. His light blue shirt bore stains where his belly bulged, and his frizzy, salt-and-pepper hair darted in all directions.
The late Pope John Paul II will be beatified on May 1 this year after the Vatican decreed that the miracle cure of a French nun from Parkinson’s Disease was due to his intervention, the Associated Press reported, citing a decree by his successor, Pope Benedict XVI.
Pope Benedict XVI arrives today in Cuba on a mission to revive faith in what pollsters call Latin America’s least devout nation as it moves away from a half- century of state economic control. Politics will dominate the visit as much as religion.
Gerard Depardieu, the French actor just awarded Russian citizenship, praised his “special relationship” with Chechen strongman Ramzan Kadyrov as he started filming a movie in the mainly Muslim Russian region.
Cardinal Peter Turkson was a soccer- loving 11-year-old when he declared to a playmate after a day running through forest paths near his Ghanaian home village that he would dedicate his life to the Catholic Church.