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The Chinon parchment – a papal exoneration of the Knights Templar?

Why the Chinon Parchment found in the secret Vatican archives does not exonerate the Knights Templar from the charge of heresy

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Ten accusations made against the Knights Templar

In 1307, the Knights Templar were rounded up, imprisoned and tortured under secret orders issued by the King of France. The trials of top Templars would last for years and lead to many being burnt at the stake including the…

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Templar secret initiation rites – the truth

For centuries, it’s been alleged that the Knights Templar had secret initiation rites through which a young man joined this order of holy warriors. Some allege the Templars used rituals from the Cathar heresy – a variant of Christianity condemned…

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Good Friday – explained in a procession in Portugal

Good Friday is always acted out in a procession during the feast of Our Lady of Agony in Viana do Castelo in northern Portugal

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Via Dolorosa – what happened before the Crucifixion

Having had his face wiped by Veronica, Jesus then met the faithful women of Jerusalem and fell once more before being taken to the place where he was to be crucified. These last stages are marked on the Via Dolorosa…

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Via Dolorosa – exclusive images from my visit last week

The Via Dolorosa is the path trodden by Jesus carrying the cross on the way to his crucifixion and the Templar Knight blog visited this sacred route

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Templar use of the Cross symbol

The reason why the pope allowed the Knights Templar to put a red cross on their white mantles

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