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Pope Francis a fascinating figure with an incredible backstory that hasn’t been told in full until now. Rebel Pope is the definitive story of his rise to power. His radical views would stir controversy in some circles, but also put him in line to lead one of the world’s oldest and largest religious institutions. Get under the skin of this man of the people to find out how his inspiring beliefs evolved and what the influences were that shaped him on his path to the papacy.

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Urine-Based Ink Used In Ancient New Testament
The Codex Purpureus Rossanensis gets its purple colour from a dye containing fermented urine.
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Busting the Myth of Friday the 13th and the Knights Templar
The medieval religious order that fought in the Crusades is a favored subject of superstition.
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Friday the 13th Superstitions Rooted in Bible and More
This year Friday the 13th superstitions get a break—luckily for triskaidekaphobes.
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133 Years Later, Gaudí’s Cathedral Nears Completion
The fantastical Sagrada Família in Barcelona has entered the final stage of construction.
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How Does The World Experience God?
Morgan Freeman travels to locations around the world to encounter how a variety of cultures and people experience God, and to uncover how and why people engage in the story of God.
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Ancient Letters Reveal A Biblical Bombshell
New findings could change our understanding of the Bible.
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Why Morgan Freeman Went Looking For Spiritual Answers
How did we get here? What happens when we die?
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Morgan Freeman Says Death Is A Complex Thing
The Oscar-winning actor explores how our beliefs connect us all.
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10 of Pope Francis’s Most Provocative Quotes
In more than two years as head of the Roman Catholic Church, Francis has not shied from expressing his views on a great variety of issues.
Virgin Mary: The Most Powerful Woman In The World? loading...
Virgin Mary: The Most Powerful Woman In The World?
Her supposed apparitions, inspiring wonder and devotion among millions, have been tracked for centuries

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