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Was Jacques De Molay really the last Grand Master of the Templars?

Templar expert Tony McMahon investigates whether there was another Grand Master called Larmenius appointed by Jacques De Molay before he was burned at the stake

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The birthplace of John the Baptist

Today I visited the birthplace of John the Baptist as part of my journey to Israel. The Franciscan monastery at Ein Karem – a village now swallowed up by Jerusalem – is a nineteenth century construction sitting on top of…

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The more bizarre and strange saints

The Catholic church is full of strange saints with very odd stories as Templar expert Tony McMahon discovers with a bit of digging around

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John the Baptist and the Knights Templar

The Knights Templar may have been exposed to many heretical views in the east including the Johannite heresy that venerated John the Baptist above Jesus Christ

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