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Church History

8 Beautiful and historic Catholic churches in the Caribbean

The region’s Catholic culture is the fruit of the seeds of faith sown by European colonists and immigrants.

A new interactive, illustrated digital companion to Dante’s Inferno is now available online

And it’s the stuff nerds’ dreams (and maybe sinners' nightmares) are made of.

A brief explanation of medieval monks in England

English Heritage offers a collection of animated videos that illuminate practices of the Middle Ages.

Why are there labyrinths in some cathedrals?

It's not a New Age fad, that's for sure. They've been around since the 4th century.

The first pope to be photographed was not afraid of new technology

Some were wary, but Pius IX had no qualms with his picture being taken.

History by a hair: The tonsure controversy

There was a third tonsure, which disappeared during the Middle Ages.

How many times has the Bible been translated?

If Aramaic was good enough for Jesus … oh, wait.

Church on site of Jesus’ birth uncovers mosaics dating from the 4th century

Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity is opening once again after a five-year restoration

Rome’s Catacombs witness to the Catholic faith of the early Church

Inscriptions and art found in these ancient burial places shed light on how the first Christians lived their faith.

13 Medieval monasteries around the pilgrimage route to Santiago, Spain

These architectural icons, built in the Spanish Romanesque style, are scattered along the Way of St. James, also known as the "Camino de Santiago."