Sofia. The legend tells that Saint Nicholas was once worshipped as protector of the bankers and not only of fishermen, Duma daily points out. Before he was canonised as a saint he used to be a usurer, who helped to the poor by giving away his possessions. He took efforts in being very discrete and he did not want the person, whom he helped, to know that he is the one helping him. After 44 years interruption the Association of Commercial Banks and the Bulgarian National Bank revived the tradition for the Day of Saint Nichola
Johannesburg. Nelson Mandela, the revered icon of the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa and one of the towering political figures of the 20th century, has died aged 95, President Jacob Zuma said Thursday, cited by AFP.