Street musicians play their instruments as tourist walk past the stage where US President Barack Obama will deliver his public speech on Sunday April 5, at the Hradcanske Square in Prague, Czech Republic on Friday, April 3, 2009. Obama will attend a summit between the United States and the 27-member …

Prague Pedestrians Tread Unaware on Jewish Graves

PRAGUE  –  On a fine spring day in the Czech capital, a young busker draws a crowd with his rendition of “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door”. Little does he realise the poignancy of the Bob Dylan lyrics.

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Pope Offers Tribute to ‘Fearless’ Hero of Catholic Underground Behind Iron Curtain

Pope Francis said that on hearing the news of the passing of Cardinal Korec, he was moved with “deep emotion” and sorrow, calling him “a generous and zealous shepherd who in his long ministry in the Church offered a fearless witness of the Gospel” and was a “staunch defender of the faith and human rights.” The pontiff sent a telegram of condolences to the President of Slovakia’s bishops’ conference.

Netanyahu in Congress (Speaker's Office)

Netanyahu’s Message: Israel Will Not Be Czechoslovakia

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to a special joint session of Congress on Tuesday was so successful that many of his critics conceded that he had defied their expectations. Some, however, took issue with the fact that he invoked