Benedict XVI Resignation: First in Over 700 Years!

Pope Benedict XVI

Pope Benedict XVI

Benedict XVI has become the first pope to resign in over 700 years. Cardinals are now begin preparing for a conclave in the Sistine Chapel to elect his successor.

‘Long live the pope!’ a crowd outside chanted as a clock chimed 8 p.m. – the hour that Benedict said he would step down in an announcement earlier this month that stunned the world.

“I will no longer be pope but a simple pilgrim,” the pope told supporters earlier after arriving at Castel Gandolfo from the Vatican in a helicopter that flew as the bells of St Peter’s rang out.

Benedict is only the second pope to resign in the Church’s 2,000-year history, and in his final hours as pontiff he took the unprecedented step of pledging allegiance to his successor.

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Nails to crucify Jesus has been found?

A new documentary by journalist Simcha Jacobovici, “The Nails of the Cross,” claims to have found the actual nails used to pin the hands of Jesus to the cross. I have recently discovered this new knowledge. Could they be the nails to crucify Jesus over 2000 years ago? Sounds scary though.

Nails cross Jesus

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The oldest Christian books found in cave in Jordan

This ancient collection of 70 tiny books, their lead pages bound with wire, could unlock some of the secrets of the earliest days of Christianity. The books were discovered five years ago in a cave in a remote part of Jordan to which Christian refugees are known to have fled after the fall of Jerusalem in 70AD. Important documents from the same period have previously been found there. Could this discovery change our view of Biblical history?

The spot where the artifacts were discovered

Hidden meaning: Scrolls, tablets and other artifacts, including an incense bowl, were also found at the same site as the tablets.

The artifact (metal book)

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