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How the Maltese Cross helped refugees in WWII

Citizens of Malta painted the crosses on the front of their homes as a show of support and a pledge of service to refugees.

How do we know this is where Jesus was baptized?

Plenty of different clues point at this very special site as the one where Jesus was baptized by John.

Remains of Scottish revolutionary-era friar identified from clothes

The rare find was released to modern-day Dominicans for interment and a memorial service.

Qumran: Travel to the archaeological park where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found

A tour through the national park is a journey back to biblical times, where visitors can see the ancient town, complete with excavated buildings.

Masterful painting of Jesus by 8-year-old prodigy saved from obscurity

The artwork was condemned, stolen, mistakenly sold, and locked away for 16 years.

Top 10 biblical destinations in Jordan

From Petra to Mount Nebo, Jordanian proverbial hospitality and its rich history make this country a perfect pilgrimage and adventure destination.

Listen to ‘Veni, Veni, Emmanuel,’ a traditional Advent hymn

The hymn is a synthesis of the “O Antiphons” sung for Vespers during the octave before Christmas.

The apse of the church of Sant Climent of Taüll, a Romanesque masterpiece

A replica of the most famous work by the anonymous “Master of Taüll” is still there in the church, deep in the Pyrenees.

New technology shows Norway’s stave churches are older than believed

With a new timeline of church construction, experts question what we know of the rise of Christianity in Norway.

One of the most perfect statues of the Italian Renaissance shows the martyrdom of Saint Bartholomew

The drape the saint carries around his shoulders is a direct reference to the martyrdom he suffered.

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