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Was William Shakespeare a Catholic? The Vatican says there’s ‘little doubt’ he was

In light of the release of the new movie Anonymous, interest has arisen again whether William Shakespeare was secretly Catholic.  In Elizabethan England, many Catholics were persecuted and massacred.  The Vatican newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano, refers to references in Shakespeare’s work as main proof he was Catholic.  Is Shakespeare’s work purely fiction, or personal opinion?  Nick […]

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Psalter returns to St Albans Cathedral

Psalter returns to St Albans Cathedral

A copy of an ancient religious book, created in St Albans almost a thousand years ago, has been given to the city’s cathedral. The Bishop of Hildesheim in Germany presented the St Albans Psalter, a book containing psalms used in daily worship, at a ceremony on Tuesday. The original St Albans Psalter was made in […]

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Boom to bust: Statue stolen from church during the Blitz to return to its rightful home

Boom to bust: Statue stolen from church during the Blitz to return to its rightful home

It has had an astonishing 70-year journey across Europe but at last this ‘priceless’ sculpture is to be returned to its rightful owners. The 400-year-old bust of eminent botanist and physician Dr Peter Turner was thought to be lost forever after being dramatically stolen from a church badly hit by the Germans during the Blitz […]

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More need for cathedral repairs – Norway’s Nidaros Cathedral

Norway’s Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim, the largest in the country and a goal for pilgrims from all over Northern Europe during the Middle Ages, needs another round of repairs. The cathedral, construction of which began in 1070, has been under almost constant rehabilitation for decades, since systematic restoration and maintenance work began in 1869. It […]

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Byzantine Church Found in Isreal

Archeologist announced the discovery of a small Byzantine basilica with exquisitely preserved mosaics in use between the 5th and 7th centuries C.E., located on an uninhabited hill south-west of Jerusalem. Site leader, Amir Ganor of the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) said the floor was “one of the most beautiful mosaics to be uncovered in Israel […]

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