The Vatican confirmed the trip on Friday, saying Francis would visit Vilnius and Kaunas in Lithuania, Riga and Aglona in Latvia, and Tallinn in Estonia.Lithuania has the largest Catholic community in the Baltics, accounting for more than 75% of the nation’s nearly three million inhabitants.The three Baltic nations declared their independence from Russia in 1918 but were incorporated into the Soviet Union in 1940 and remained part of it until 1991. Francis has only one other confirmed trip for the rest of 2018, to Geneva in June.Read more
The 25-year-old underwent the surgery last year after battling with Lupus, an autoimmune disease that attacks the body’s health tissue and organs which left her in need of a new kidney.Gomez’s friend Francia Raisa agreed to donate part of her own kidney and has since revealed how the Kill Em With Kindness singer was left terrified by a broken artery after the surgery. Read more
It was a moment of joy and excitement as members of the Praise Arena-Kingdom Light Christian Centre celebrated the graduation ceremony of Barrister Adesola Ajayi, a visually impaired Attorney of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. He was one of the beneficiaries of the scholarship programme of the church for vulnerable and less privileged people in the society.Ajayi is one of the visually impaired lawyers who graduated from Law School last year December. He is also one of the five students under the educational support programme for the physically challenged and vulnerable students of the church.Read more.
Hundreds of women on Friday besieged the premises of two first generation banks in Minna to access the empowerment package promised them by the wife of the Niger State governor, Dr. Amina Sani Bello.Dr. Bello while launching the scheme at the Justice Idris Legbo Kutigi International Conference Centre on Thursday had directed the beneficiaries to go to the banks Friday to access their seed money.Each of the 3,000 beneficiaries was given Automated Teller Machine (ATM) cards to enable them withdraw the seed money from either of the two new generation banks where the money was deposited and where the women had been registered.Read more.
It’s 7.30am on a deadline-packed work day and your child wakes up with a streaming cold and a light fever. Your partner is already on his way to a business breakfast and your parents live too far away, and are far too busy even if they could get to you in time. You’ve got just under two hours to get into the office and no back-up plan. What do you do?
According to a recent survey, most of us would dose kids up with Calpol, tell them they’ll feel better soon and make a run for it after dropping them off in the playground. A thousand parents were surveyed on behalf of hygienic hand drier Sterillo, and 63 per cent admitted sending their sick children to school – even though they might have a contagious illness. Read more
Laura Freeman used to love eating soft-boiled eggs with soldier toast as a little girl. Used to crack open the tops with a spoon and feel the heat on her thumb as she peeled back shell to reveal yolk. Then, as a teenager, she became anorexic. She started a regime of starvation and the humble egg became one of her first forbidden foods. There was a bit of a panic about the cholesterol in egg yolk at the time and it was enough to put her off them. It would be a decade until she would eat an egg again – and when she did it was thanks to war memoirist Siegried Sassoon.Read more.