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Ten most popular Templar blog posts – of all time!

This blog started way back in 2010 – and I’ve gone back and compiled the top ten most popular Templar blog posts over the last eight years. There are some that are no longer top scoring on the views front…

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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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Do the Templars control the world today?

The idea that the Knights Templar control the world is surprisingly common on social media and online forums so Tony McMahon investigates why

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Vatican butler and papal intrigues

If you think papal intrigue is a thing of the past – then read about a Vatican scandal under Pope Benedict XVI. This involved the arrest by the Vatican of a butler to the Pontiff who had leaked sensitive documents….

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King Solomon’s Ring and its magical powers

My favorite programme Legend Quest went in search of King Solomon’s Ring this week – fronted as ever by the hyper-active Ashley Cowie, self-styled ‘archaeological explorer’. Off he went to find this biblical ring that can give its owner superhuman…

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Vatican scandal – a history of papal wickedness

Vatican scandal after scandal has been shocking people for two thousand years as Tony McMahon investigates papal skullduggery

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Vatican secret archives on display

I hadn’t planned on a holiday to Rome this year until I found out that the Vatican has given unprecedent access to some of its vast secret archive at the Capitoline Museum in Rome. Included in this will be a…

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Saints removed by the Catholic Church

In the 1960s, many saints were removed by the Catholic church because there was not enough evidence to prove they ever existed

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Were the Knights Templar really monks?

Even thought the Knights Templar are often referred to as warrior monks – they weren’t monks in the strictest sense of the word as Tony McMahon reports

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Saint Christopher the Doghead

Medieval people believed in the existence of dogheads one of which was Saint Christopher

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