Updated 04/23/2019

Accounting isn’t nearly as dull as we think it is, at least for those who practise the craft on behalf of international corporations that don’t want to pay taxes.

Massive Sri Lanka Easter bombings traced to little-known group


BANGKOK - The Sri Lankan government blamed little-known Islamic group National Thowheeth Jama'ath for the Easter suicide bombings that targeted three churches and three luxury hotels across the country.

Sister strikes a perfect deal for viral pitch


WASHINGTON - The perfect pitch Dominican Sr. Mary Jo Sobieck threw prior to a Chicago White Sox game last summer not only went viral but is still out of the park.

Notre-Dame Cathedral faces a long restoration road


Blending the medieval with the contemporary in the rebuild of Notre-Dame Cathedral will be daunting, said the lead architect on the restoration of Toronto’s St. Michael’s Cathedral.

Pope expresses 'sadness and pain' at Easter attacks in Sri Lanka


VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis expressed "sadness and pain" after news broke of multiple bombs that exploded in several churches and hotels in Sri Lanka, killing at least 207 people and wounding hundreds in the capital city of Colombo and the neighbouring cities of Negombo and Batticaloa.

Peruvian archbishop urges calm after ex-president kills himself


LIMA, Peru - The president of Peru's conference of bishops called for calm after two-time former Peruvian President Alan Garcia died April 17 after shooting himself in the head as authorities prepared to arrest him.

Fire chaplain helped save religious artifacts from burning cathedral


PARIS - A hero emerging from the Notre Dame Cathedral fire April 15 is Father Jean-Marc Fournier, chaplain of the Paris Fire Brigade, who is credited with saving a reliquary containing the crown of thorns and the Blessed Sacrament from the burning cathedral.

Notre Dame fire showed that beauty still matters, art historian says


VATICAN CITY - As people in Paris and around the world watched in horror as flames consumed the roof of Notre Dame Cathedral, the blaze also stirred genuine emotions that could come only from witnessing the loss of beauty, art historian Elizabeth Lev said.

French leaders pledge Notre Dame Cathedral again will grace Paris skyline


PARIS - Church leaders joined government officials in saying they expect that Notre Dame Cathedral's grandeur will be restored as firefighters extinguished the last flames of a fast-moving blaze that seriously damaged much of the iconic structure.

Hope from the ashes: President, archbishop vow to rebuild Notre Dame


ROME - The president of France and the archbishop of Paris have vowed to rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral after a devastating fire, continuing what a professor of architecture described as the natural lifecycle of a historic building.

Blaze erupts at Paris' iconic Notre Dame Cathedral; cause unknown


Updated 04/15/2019

PARIS - A major blaze engulfed the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral April 15, sending pillars of flame and billowing smoke over the center of the French capital.