Knights of Malta meet in Vatican for their 900 year event, then the pope resigns

Knight-of-Malta-Nelson-Mandela-with-Duke-of-Gloucester-2009Knight of Malta Nelson Mandela with Duke of Gloucester

Who are the Knights of Malta:

The knight Malta, one of the most peculiar organisations in the world marked its 900th birthday Saturday Feb 9, 2013 with a colourful procession through St Peters Square,a mass in the basilica and an audience with Pope Benedict XVI, himself a member of the onetime chivalrous order drawn from Europe s nobility. read more

GHANAIAN CARDINAL IS BOOKIES’ FAVOURITE TO BECOME THE NEXT POPE

9/4 Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson, 64
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Ghana Cardinal in the Ghanaian Catholic Church

– Peter Turkson (Ghana, 64) is the top African candidate. Head of the Vatican justice and peace bureau, he is spokesman for the Church’s social conscience and backs world financial reform. He showed a video criticizing Muslims at a recent Vatican synod, raising doubts about how he sees Islam. read more

Why We Took Cocaine Out of Soda

By James Hamblin
Social injustice and “a most wonderful invigorator of sexual organs”


1894 ad for Vin Mariani, art by Jules Cheret

When cocaine and alcohol meet inside a person, they create a third unique drug called cocaethylene. Cocaethylene works like cocaine, but with more euphoria. read more