CHR Comment: The Great Basilica of Plovdiv, Bulgaria had its origins in the fifth century AD. The great mural recently uncovered dates from the medieval era and was likely the work of an artist from Constantinople.
A Roman Catholic diocese in Bavaria says it has ended a five-week protest at a church building by migrants from the Balkans.
CHR Comment: The migrants wanted to stay in Germany and had occupied the church in demonstration. The actions and threats of the migrants illustrate their desperation.