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The Holy Spirit  is the presence of God in the world. Photograph: Getty Images

Nowadays people often say that they are not religious, but they are spiritual. What do those words mean? What does it mean to be religious, what does (...)

Groves of giant rhododendrons drip with Jack in the Beanstalk-sized blossoms at Kilmacurragh gardens in Wicklow.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Visiting any garden after the endless nothingness of lockdown number three feels strange. But visiting Kilmacurragh National Botanic Gardens in east W(...)

Relatives of a Covid-19 victim mourn outside a hospital morgue in New Delhi, India. Photograph: EPA

Twenty-two coronavirus patients have died in western India after a leaking oxygen tank was shut down at a government-run hospital, as the country’s he(...)

Ireland’s Will Connors consoles Billy Burns after the game in Cardiff. Photograph: Inpho

Every golfer in the world will have empathised with Ireland’s replacement outhalf Billy Burns in those closing seconds at the Principality Stadium. It(...)

 Scotland’s Finn Russell and Stuart Hogg celebrate after beating England at Twickenham. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

England 6 Scotland 11 When a rivalry has been maturing for 150 years, the taste of success is always intoxicating. For Scotland this was as special a(...)

In 1927, a 30ft Celtic cross was erected on Partridge Island, New Brunswick, Canada, to the memory of all who had died during the typhus pandemic 80 years before.

As our cargo ship moved towards the port of St John, New Brunswick, Canada, our captain sent a telegram to the shipping agents requesting medical atte(...)

Residents clear debris outside their home following the landfall of Cyclone Amphan in the Khejuri area of East Midnapore, West Bengal, on Thursday. Photograph: Dibyangshu Sarkar/AFP via Getty Images

The most powerful cyclone to strike eastern India and Bangladesh in over a decade killed at least 82 people, officials said, as rescue teams scoured d(...)

A man rides a bicycle under the rain ahead of the expected landfall of Cyclone Amphan in Midnapore, West Bengal, India. Photograph:  Dibyangshu Sarkar/AFP via Getty Images

A powerful cyclone tore into eastern India and Bangladesh on Wednesday, destroying mud houses and embankments and whipping up a storm surge along the(...)

Waris Ahluwalia in the 2007 Wes Anderson movie, The Darjeeling Limited

Real-life adventures Wild (2014) Cheryl Strayed decided to walk the Pacific Crest Trail to face her demons, and her memoirs were turned into this upl(...)

Monkeys cross a deserted road during a one-day nationwide curfew imposed as a preventive measure against Covid-19  in New Delhi, India. Photograph: Yawar Nazir/ Getty Images

India is locking down large swaths of the country until at least the end of the month, as it seeks to control the spread of the deadly coronavirus fol(...)

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