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35 Years Since the Election of John Paul I

Last edited 26th August 2013

Thirty-five years ago on 26 August 1978, Cardinal Albino Luciani, Patriarch of Venice was elected Pope after the death of the Servant of God Pope Paul VI. The conclave of 101 cardinals lasted two days and he was elected on the fourth ballot. Luciani took the name of John Paul I – the first pope to have two names. He wanted to continue the work of Pope Paul VI and Pope John XXIII.


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"Pope Francis Did Not Denounce Me to Argentinian Junta", says Priest

Last edited 21st March 2013

Accusations that Pope Francis denounced two priests to Argentina's military junta during the 1970s have been denied by one of the survivors. Francisco Jalics issued an online statement on Wednesday to clear up what he said were misinterpretations of his earlier comments about the role played by the pope.


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Busting the Myths about Pope Francis & the "Dirty War"

Last edited 21st March 2013

Critics of Pope Francis have already started to drag up an association between the Holy Father and Argentina's "Dirty War", claiming that the then Fr. Bergoglio did nothing to stop the violence of the Junta, including the imprisonment of two Jesuit priests.


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Exactly 1700 Years Since Emperor Constantine Gave Official Recognition to Christianity

Last edited 13th March 2013

In the midst of the activities surrounding the Papal resignation and speculation on the next choice for the Chair of St Peter, a very important anniversary has gone virtually unnoticed. In February 313 AD, in the reign of Pope St. Melchiades, the Edict of Milan was promulgated by the Emperor Constantine, a measure that granted Christians the freedom to worship openly, preach the gospel and build churches.


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Pope: Media Helped Spread Misinterpretations of Vatican II

Last edited 15th February 2013

Pope Benedict XVI said that many of the misninterpretations of the Second Vatican Council were caused by the media promoting its own version. “The world interpreted the council through the eyes of the media instead of seeing the true council of the fathers and their key vision of faith,” said Pope Benedict at Paul VI Hall Feb. 14. Visit this article from CNA to read more.

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King Richard III's Burial - Anglican or Catholic?

Last edited 7th February 2013

In one of the most fascinating archaeological finds in recent times, a skeleton found under a parking lot in the central English city of Leicester has been confirmed by DNA tests as that to King Richard III.


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The Remains of King Richard III Uncovered Under a Parking Lot

Last edited 11th February 2013

DNA tests have confirmed that human remains found buried beneath an English car park are those of the country's King Richard III.


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Historic Visit Scheduled Between Pope and Vietnam Communist Leader

Last edited 21st January 2013

In a move that surprised many, Benedict XVI will receive the secretary general of Vietnam's Communist Party on Tuesday. Nguyen Phu Trong will stop by the Vatican during a tour of European capitals.

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Here’s How the Fake Papyrus on Jesus’ “Wife” was Created

Last edited 11th November 2012

According to English academic Andrew Bernhard, the discovery of the 4th century papyrus fragment containing a reference to Jesus' wife in Coptic is a big fat forgery.


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Early Christianity: A Tough Gig

Last edited 14th November 2013

The Catholic Church has just started a “year of faith” and launched a program for re-evangelising countries where the fire of Christianity seems to have burnt itself out. But is it possible to make a comeback? To assess the chances of reChristianising the West, MercatorNet interviewed Mike Aquilina, an expert in the early history of Christianity, about the challenges of its first three centuries.


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