Ox-pulled floats with sacred images of Mary draw thousands to Portugal’s wine-country procession
In the small town of Lamego in Portugal's Douro River Valley, where harvesting grapes for wine is in full swing in early September, one of Portugal’s largest and oldest religious festivals draws thousands.
Archbishop: Slain officer gave life, showed best of police
“For too often, you are are taken for granted and yet in situations like this, you are the ones who protect human life,” Aquila said. “No other individuals were shot or killed after these brave officers engaged the suspect,” police said in a tweet last week. AdA law enforcement official briefed last week on the shooting said Alissa's family told investigators they believed Alissa was suffering some type of mental illness, including delusions. AdTalley, who grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico, took an untraditional route to becoming a police officer. A memorial service was also planned for Talley on Tuesday at a large non-denominational church, Flatirons Community Church, in Lafayette.
Polish court acquits activists who put LGBT rainbow on icon
Polish LGBT rights activists gather outside a court which acquitted three women who faced trial on accusations of desecration, in Plock, Poland, Tuesday March 2, 2021. A Polish court has acquitted three activists who had been accused of desecration for adding the LGBT rainbow to images of a revered Roman Catholic icon. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)WARSAW – A Polish court on Tuesday acquitted three activists who had been accused of desecration and offending religious feelings for producing and distributing images of a revered Roman Catholic icon altered to include the LGBT rainbow. Their aim was to protest what they considered the hostility of Poland’s influential Catholic Church toward LGBT people. Because of all the attention the altered icon has received, it is now a very recognized image in Poland, one sometimes seen at street protests.
Mexico to vaccinate rural elderly, but still awaits vaccine
Mexico started deploying those vaccines Dec. 24 in Mexico City and the northern state of Coahuila. The government hopes to have 750,000 front-line health workers vaccinated by the end of January. Mexico started deploying those vaccines in December in Mexico City and the northern state of Coahuila. The government hopes to have 750,000 front-line health workers vaccinated by the end of January. The state health department said the teams are fraudulent and urged people not to give them any information.
Paris Jackson to Play Jesus: More Than 260,000 People Sign Petition to Have Film Blocked
More than a quarter of a million people want to stop Paris Jackson from playing Jesus. sia (@Sia) July 1, 2020The petition news comes amid the release of Jackson's new Facebook Watch docuseries, Unfiltered: Paris Jackson and Gabriel Glenn. "I thought Id end up marrying a chick... Ive dated more women than men, been with more chicks," she said. "I say Im gay because I guess I am, but I wouldnt consider myself bisexual because Ive dated more than just men and women, Ive dated a man that had a vagina," Jackson added. RELATED CONTENT:Paris Jackson to Play Jesus in Upcoming Bella Thorne Movie 'Habit': See the PicParis Jackson Opens Up About Her Sexual IdentityParis Jackson Fears She'll Always Be in the Shadow of Her Dad
Why Ben Higgins and Fiance Jessica Clarke Are Staying Long Distance Until Their Fall 2021 Wedding (Exclusive)
Ben Higgins and Jessica Clarke are saving a few firsts until after they've tied the knot. "It's going to be a year long distance," Higgins said in an interview with ET's Lauren Zima on Monday. Higgins and Clarke are also waiting to have sex -- and share a bed -- until marriage. However, Higgins also noted that he and Clarke made these commitments for their relationship before the coronavirus pandemic existed, and pushed their wedding date to the end of 2021. RELATED CONTENT:Ben Higgins on the 'Weird' Aspect of Opening Up About His Sex Life With Jessica ClarkeBen Higgins on Why He and Jessica Clarke Are Waiting to Have Sex Until MarriageBen Higgins Is Engaged to Girlfriend Jessica Clarke -- See the PhotosExclusiveExclusiveImageBylineJennifer DrysdaleTue, 06/23/2020 - 08:04