In this version of the story, deemed authentic, Judas turns Jesus over to the authorities for execution upon Jesus’ request, as part of a plan to release his spirit from his body.
A newly deciphered Egyptian text, dating back almost 1,200 years, tells part of the crucifixion story of Jesus with apocryphal plot twists, some of which have never been seen before.
A clergy abuse victims group has named cardinals from Austria and the Philippines as the only two papal contenders untainted by sex abuse scandals.
The Mussolini money was dramatically important to the Vatican’s finances. John Pollard, a Cambridge historian, says in Money and the Rise of the Modern Papacy: “The papacy was now financially secure. It would never be poor again.”
The Pope has declared in a new book that the entire Christian calendar is based on a miscalculation and Jesus was born several years earlier than believed.
The “Gospel of Jesus’ Wife” papyrus, which may or may not be a forgery, seems to be in limbo, as it faces authenticity tests
(Huffington Post) A discovery by a Harvard researcher may shed light on a controversial aspect of the life of Jesus Christ. Harvard Divinity School professor Karen L. King says she has found an ancient papyrus fragment from the fourth century that, when translated, appears to indicate that Jesus was married. The text is being dubbed [...]
(Business Insider) New reports detailing widespread corruption and money laundering in the Vatican are coming out again, this time linking the Vatican with Sicilian mafia bosses, the Telegraph reports. Sicilian mafia Godfather Matteo Messina Denaro and Father Ninni Treppiedi are the two names being mentioned in this episode.
(The Globe and Mail) The Vatican faces a widening scandal that in one short week has seen the butler of Pope Benedict XVI arrested, the president of its bank unceremoniously dismissed and the publication of a new book alleging conspiracies among cardinals. It was a poisonous Pentecost Sunday for the Pope, who likely had the [...]
(Yahoo News) In comments that may shock some staunch Catholics, Cardinal George Pell has described the biblical story of Adam and Eve as a myth. He appeared alongside renowned evolutionary biologist and atheist, Professor Richard Dawkins, on the ABC’s Q&A program last night. Cardinal Pell said the existence of Adam and Eve was not a [...]
Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti, stated that the European Commission may pass a law ending tax breaks for Catholic Church in order to help the economy.
By Jordan Maxwell The Judeo-Christian Bible tells a wonderful story. It is, in fact, often referred to as “The Greatest Story Ever Told”. And so it is! You are now about to find out why! In the New Testament of Christian Bible, a provocative and most serious challenge is laid on the whole of Christianity. [...]