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‘Wife of Jesus’ theory papyrus not fake – Harvard study

This Sept. 5, 2012 file photo released by Harvard University shows a fragment of papyrus that divinity professor Karen L. King said is the only existing ancient text that quotes Jesus explicitly referring to having a wife. An article published in the Harvard Theological Review on Thursday, April 10, 2014, said new scientific tests suggest the fragment is more likely an ancient document than a forgery. King, an expert in the history of Christianity, said the papyrus probably dates to eighth-century Egypt based on carbon dating tests and tests on the ink's chemical composition. (AP Photo/Harvard University, Karen L. King, File)

New scientific tests suggest a fragment of papyrus in which Jesus speaks of “my wife” is more likely an ancient document than a forgery, according to an article published Thursday by the Harvard Theological Review.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Heavy turnout of pilgrims in Bethlehem

A general view of Manger Square, outside the Church of the Nativity, traditionally believed by Christians to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ, in the West Bank town of Bethlehem, Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013. AP

Thousands of Christian pilgrims from around the world packed the West Bank town of Bethlehem for Christmas Eve celebrations on Tuesday, bringing warm holiday cheer to the biblical birthplace of Jesus on a cool, clear night.

Posted: December 26th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

A renewal of Catholic faith in Sinulog

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THOUSANDS of devotees flock to the pilgrim center of Basilica del Sto. Niño in downtown Cebu City to attend the nine-day novena Masses that lead to the feast of the Holy Child Jesus on Sunday. Jessie Cubijano/Contributor

It was their faith in the Sto. Niño that brought them back to the Catholic faith. Couple Rasty and Lilibeth Seville were Protestants when they first attended the fluvial procession in 2001. Curiosity prompted them to accept the invitation of a friend to join him in his banca, but it turned out the watercraft was already carrying 20 people, way beyond its capacity of only 12.

Posted: January 18th, 2013 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

World’s biggest Jesus statue sparks backlash in Croatia

ZAGREB—Plans to erect the world’s biggest statue of Jesus on a hill overlooking Croatia’s second-largest city sparked a backlash in the staunchly Catholic country, with thousands opposing it on Facebook Monday. Split mayor Zeljko Kerum announced an initiative last week to erect a 39-meter- (129-foot-) high statue of Christ – three meters (10 feet) taller [...]

Posted: July 11th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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