A sainthood campaign has started for Father Thomas Byles, the Roman Catholic Priest who in 1912 decided to stay to pray and comfort the passengers of the RMS Titanic as the ship was sinking, instead of fleeing on a lifeboat to save his life.
"He's an extraordinary man who gave his life for others," said Father Graham Smith of St. Helen's Church in Essex, U.K., according to BBC News.
"We need, in very old parlance, to raise him to the altar which means that the Vatican will recognize him as a martyr of the church. We are hoping and praying that he will be recognized as one of the saints within our canon." more >>
"Game of Thrones" season five premiered Sunday, April 12, but was preceded by an unprecedented leak of the first four episodes the day before its scheduled outing.
The highly anticipated fantasy miniseries, "Game of Thrones" debuted its fifth season on HBO but not before a massive leak of its first four episodes went viral on torrent sites Saturday.
Popular sites Torrentz and Kicka-- were inundated with nearly 50,000 downloads within the first two hours the leaked episodes were uploaded Sunday, with more than a million downloads for a single episode within the day. more >>
Turkey has recalled its ambassador to the Vatican in protest over Pope Francis using the word "genocide" to describe the mass killing of 1.5 million Armenian Christians at the hands of the Ottoman Empire 100 years ago.
Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that Francis' use of the word was "unacceptable" and "out of touch with both historical facts and legal basis."
"Religious offices are not places through which hatred and animosity are fueled by unfounded allegations," Cavusoglu added in a Tweet. more >>
Those waiting for a glimpse of Kate Middleton may have to wait a few more weeks before they can see the young royal as the Duchess of Cambridge is currently on her maternity leave. She began her maternity leave on March 28, the day after making three public appearances in London with her husband.
Though the Duchess and Prince William have yet to confirm her exact due date, it has been reported that the royal is set to give birth on April 25. The Duchess herself said that she is due in the second half of this month sometime between April 15 to April 30.
As the due date nears, royal sources have begun to give a preview of what the public can expect when the couple's second child is born. more >>
It is one of the most exciting derbies in English football as Manchester United host neighbors Manchester City at Old Trafford in the English Premier League on Sunday. Kick off is scheduled for 11 a.m. ET and the game can be watched online through live stream (details below).
The race for the Premier League title may almost be over already with Chelsea having a comfortable lead heading into the final stages of the season, but the race for UEFA Champions League spots are still up for grabs, and there is a fierce battle for top four spots.
United and City are currently only separated by one point, with United holding third place with 62 points, and City in fourth place, meaning they currently are occupying the final qualifying spot for next year's top European competition. Although if they finish fourth, City will have a more difficult route, having to take part in earlier Champions League games just to get through to the main group stages. more >>
Barcelona travel to Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan to face Sevilla in the Spanish La Liga on Saturday with a start time of 2 p.m. ET, and the game is available to watch online through live stream (details below).
Both teams are in excellent forms as Sevilla have won five straight matches. They are currently fifth in the La Liga table and are only one point behind Valencia for the UEFA Champions League spot.
Meanwhile, Barcelona are atop the table with 74 points, four points above rivals Real Madrid who are second. more >>