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Bartholomew I Is Patriarch of Constantinople

The Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople serves as the Archbishop of Constantinople and as spiritual leader and chief spokesperson for the Eastern Orthodox Churches. The current Patriarch, Bartholomew I, has been particularly active internationally, working to rebuild the Orthodox Churches of the former Eastern Bloc following the fall of Communism, and also continuing reconciliation dialogues with the Roman Catholic Church. His reputation as an environmentalist has earned him what nickname?



Cesar Millan: A Dog's Best Friend

Dog Whisperer is a National Geographic Channel reality TV series in which Cesar Millan, a self-proclaimed dog behaviorist, rehabilitates unruly dogs and teaches their owners proper canine training techniques. Though he has no formal certification, Millan believes his early observations of his family's farm dogs give him unique insight into pack mentality. In 2006, Millan published Cesar's Way, a guide to dog psychology. What are the three principles of Millan's training philosophy?

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Marie-Antoinette was the wife of King Louis XVI of France. Their marriage was designed to ally France with Austria's ruling Hapsburg dynasty. Marie was initially popular, but her devotion to Austrian interests and her reputation for heedless extravagance hastened the public's disillusionment with the monarchy and helped to provoke the French Revolution. She was executed by guillotine in 1793, along with her husband and thousands of others. What was the famous “Affair of the Diamond Necklace”?

Last updated on Friday, 2nd November 2007

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