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New Zealand River First in the World to be Given Legal Human Status

Last edited 16th March 2017

A river in New Zealand has become the first in the world to be granted the same legal rights as a person. The New Zealand parliament passed the bill recognising the Whanganui River, in North Island, as a living entity.


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Chernobyl Disaster: Giant Shield Begins Move Towards Reactor

Last edited 14th November 2016

Work has begun at Chernobyl in Ukraine to move a giant shield over the site of the world's worst nuclear accident.


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Jesus’s Tomb Exposed for the First time in Centuries

Last edited 31st October 2016

A team of fifty experts working at the site as part of restoration project


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What's the difference between Halloween, All Saints, All Souls, Day of the Dead?

Last edited 30th October 2016

The Days of the Dead are approaching. But do you really know what they are? Everyone knows the secular holiday of Halloween, which happens this year on Monday night, Oct. 31.


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'Burial slab' of Jesus found in Jerusalem Church

Last edited 27th October 2016

Researchers recently uncovered a stone burial slab which many believe Jesus Christ's body may have been laid on following his death.


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Nazi Gold Train: Team Starts Poland Dig Despite Doubts

Last edited 16th August 2016

Treasure hunters have begun digging at a site in south-western Poland where they believe a Nazi train, laden with stolen gems and arms, is hidden.


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When Hitler Wanted to Kidnap Pius XII

Last edited 10th January 2016

In Rome, in 1944, shortly before the war ended, SS General Otto Wolff met secretly with Pope Pius XII to reveal that Hitler planned to kidnap him.


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The Earliest Known Hymn to Our Lady Dates All the Way Back to A.D. 250

Last edited 22nd December 2015

Marian devotion is just an late medieval accretion to the faith, right? Think again! In addition to the important place she is given in the Gospels in the New Testament, meditation on the unique importance of Mary’s role in salvation history (known as Mariology) dates back at least to the early 2nd century. And the earliest known example of spiritual devotion to Our Lady dates all the way back to around A.D. 250. The Marian prayer is one you made have heard before: the famous Sub tuum.


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Were the Crusades Holy Wars?

Last edited 14th December 2015

It is very common for people to criticise the Catholic Church for it's role in the Crusades. But how much do people actually know about the history of these wars and why they were considered important? In this video, a Cambridge historian explains the Crusades' concept of "holy war."

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People Who Think Jesus Didn’t Exist Are Seriously Confused

Last edited 3rd November 2015

The news that 40 per cent of British people, according to a recent poll, do not believe that Jesus was “a real person” is pretty shattering whichever way you look at it.


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