5 days ago · Cathedral of Our Lady: 8,000: 1352–1521 Antwerp Belgium: Catholic Rio de Janeiro Cathedral: 8,000: 20,000: 1964–76 Rio de Janeiro Brazil: Catholic Basilica of the Sacred Heart: 8,000  1905–70 Koekelberg Belgium: Catholic Basilica of Our Lady of Peace: 7,989 30,000: 18,000: 1985–89 Yamoussoukro
4 days ago · Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, Los Angeles, California Holy Hill National Shrine of Mary, Help of Christians , Basilica of; in Erin, Wisconsin Immaculate Conception, Basilica of the National Shrine of the ; in Washington, D.C.
Nov 18, 2020 · Recent political controversies. Theophilos III became patriarch of the church at a very difficult time in its history. The politics of the Middle East and the delicacy of the relations with the Palestinian Authority, Israel and Jordan continues to make the role and place of the Patriarch and the Patriarchate very challenging.
6 days ago · The Melkite Catholic Patriarchate of Antioch is the only actual residential Patriarchate of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church (Eastern Catholic, Byzantine Rite).It was formed in 1724 when a portion of the Orthodox Church of Antioch went into communion with Rome, becoming an Eastern Catholic Church, while the rest of the ancient Patriarchate continues in full communion with the rest of the ...
Nov 18, 2020 · Cathedral of Our Lady of Victories in Dakar. In 1920 Hilaire Belloc had proclaimed, "The Church is Europe, and Europe is the Church." However, according to Philip Jenkins , the 20th century saw major changes for the Catholic Church.
1 day ago · The Catholic cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris ("Our Lady of Paris"), part of the "Paris, Banks of the Seine" UNESCO World Heritage Site, was begun in the 12th century. Its walls and interior vaulted ceiling are of stone; its roof and flèche (spire) were of wood (much of it 13th-century oak),   sheathed in lead  to exclude water.
3 days ago · Hand written transcript taken and rearranged from 'The Registers & Inscriptions of the Church of Our Lady etc. by Rev H. Hosten Calcutta 1915", refer Churches and missions, Roman Catholic, below. This church was founded in 1810 and some of the records date back to that early period.
6 days ago · Vor Frue Kirke är namnet på flera kyrkor i Danmark. Vor Frue Kirke och Vor Frue (svenska: "vår fru", "vårfru" "Vårfrukyrka" etc.) syftar på jungfru Maria.. Efter reformationen i Danmark ändrades ofta äldre helgonnamn på många kyrkor till Vor Frue Kirke, eftersom jungfru Maria enligt vissa lutherska skolor var det enda accepterade helgonet.
Nov 18, 2020 · The Mosque–Cathedral of Córdoba (Spanish: Mezquita-Catedral de Córdoba), also known as the Great Mosque of Córdoba (Spanish: Mezquita de Córdoba) and the Mezquita, whose ecclesiastical name is the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption (Spanish: Catedral de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción), is the Catholic cathedral of the Diocese of ...
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Diana was born on 1 July 1961, in Park House, Sandringham, Norfolk. She was the fourth of five children of John Spencer, Viscount Althorp (1924–1992), and his first wife, Frances (née Roche; 1936–2004). The Spencer family has been closely allied with the British Royal Family for several generations. Both of Diana's grandmothers had served as ladies-in-waiting to Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother. Diana was seven years old when her parents divorced.
Diana first met Charles, Prince of Wales, in November 1977 when he was dating her sister, Lady Sarah. He took a serious interest in her as a potential bride during the summer of 1980, when they were guests at a country weekend, and she watched him play polo. The relationship developed as he invited her for a sailing weekend to Cowes aboard the royal yacht Britannia. This was followed by an invitation to Balmoral (the Royal Family's Scottish residence) to meet his family a weekend in November 1980. Lady Diana was well received by the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, and Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother. The couple subsequently courted in London. The Prince proposed on 6 February 1981, and Lady Diana accepted, but their engagement was kept secret for the next few weeks.
In October 1981, the Princess and Princess visited Wales. The Princess of Wales attended the State Opening of Parliament for the first time on 4 November 1981. Her first solo engagement was a visit to Regent Street on 18 November 1981 to switch on the Christmas lights. She attended the Trooping the Colour for the first time in June 1982, making her appearance on the balcony of Buckingham Palace afterwards. The Princess made her inaugural overseas tour in September 1982, to attend the state fu...
Charity work and patronage
In 1983, she confided in the then-Premier of Newfoundland, Brian Peckford, "I am finding it very difficult to cope with the pressures of being Princess of Wales, but I am learning to cope with it." As Princess of Wales, she was expected to make regular public appearances at hospitals, schools, and other facilities, in the 20th-century model of royal patronage. From the mid-1980s, she became increasingly associated with numerous charities. She carried out 191 official engagements in 1988 and 3...
On 31 August 1997, Diana was fatally injured in a car crash in the Pont de l'Alma road tunnel in Paris, which also caused the deaths of her companion Dodi Fayed and the driver, Henri Paul, acting security manager of the Hôtel Ritz Paris. The funeral saw the British television audience peak at 32.10 million, one of the United Kingdom's highest viewing figures ever, while millions more watched the event around the world.
Among the members of the Royal Family throughout history, Diana remains one of the most popular and still continues to influence the principles of the Royal Family and its young generation. From her engagement to the Prince of Wales in 1981 until her death in 1997, Diana was a major presence on the world stage, often described as the "world's most photographed woman". She was noted for her compassion, style, charisma, and high-profile charity work. In 1997, the Princess was one of the runner-...
Diana was a fashion icon whose style was emulated by women around the world. The Princess chose her dressing style based on both the Royal Family's demands and popular modern styles in Britain, and developed her personal trend of fashion. The Princess was named to the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame in 1989. In 2004, People cited her as one of the all-time most beautiful women. In 2012, Timemagazine included Diana on its All-TIME 100 Fashion Icons list.
Immediately after her death, many sites around the world became briefly ad hocmemorials to Diana where the public left flowers and other tributes. The largest was outside the gates of Kensington Palace, where people continue to leave flowers and tributes. Permanent memorials include: 1. The Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Gardens in Regent Centre Gardens Kirkintilloch 2. The Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain in Hyde Park, London, opened by Elizabeth II 3. The Diana, Princess of Wal...
Titles and styles
1. 1 July 1961 – 9 June 1975: The HonourableDiana Frances Spencer 2. 9 June 1975 – 29 July 1981: LadyDiana Frances Spencer 3. 29 July 1981 – 28 August 1996: Her Royal Highness The Princess of Wales 3.1. in Scotland: 29 July 1981 – 28 August 1996: Her Royal HighnessThe Duchess of Rothesay 3.2. in Chester: 29 July 1981 – 28 August 1996: The Countess of Chester 4. 28 August 1996 – 31 August 1997: Diana, Princess of Wales Posthumously, as in life, she is most popularly referred to as "Princess Di...
Orders 1. Member of the Royal Family Order of Queen Elizabeth II (1981) Foreign honours 1. Supreme Class of the Order of the Virtues (or Order of al-Kamal), 1982 2. Grand Cross of the Order of the Crown, bestowed by Queen Beatrix of the Netherlandson 18 November 1982
Diana was born into the British noble Spencer family, different branches of which currently hold the titles of Duke of Marlborough, Earl Spencer, Earls of Sunderland, and Viscount Churchill. The Spencers claimed descent from a cadet branch of the powerful medieval Despenser family, but its validity is questioned. Her great-grandmother was Margaret Baring, a member of the German-British Baring family of bankers and the daughter of Edward Baring, 1st Baron Revelstoke. Diana's distant noble ancestors included John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough and Prince of Mindelheim and his wife Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough. Diana and Charles were distantly related, as they were both descended from the House of Tudor through Henry VII of England. She was also descended from the House of Stuart through Charles II of England by Charles Lennox, 1st Duke of Richmond, and Henry FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Grafton, and his brother James II of Englandby Henrietta FitzJames. Diana's American roots came from h...