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Did Pope Leo X say that Christianity is a fable?

The internet is full of references to the following quote, attributed to Pope Leo X: How well we know what a profitable superstition this fable of Christ has been for us and our predecessors. Did ...
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Was Benedict XVI blackmailed into resignation? [closed]

There are recently reports circulating that pope Benedict XVI might have been pushed to resign by the exclusion of Vatican from the world banking SWIFT interchage system. According to the article, ...
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Was Pope Francis a Black Sabbath fan in his youth?

Recently I stumbled upon the image of the young Pope Francis wearing a Black Sabbath T-shirt. Could this be real? I'm guessing this is fake, but I am at work and can't do a complete research about ...
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Was St Peter a bishop of Rome?

The Roman Catholic Church claims that St Peter was the first pope, which would imply that he was also one of the first bishops of Rome. Some statements from the New Testament make this seem unlikely: ...
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Did Pope Francis say that women are “unfit for political office”, and merely the “helper of men”?

A popular image going around Facebook claims it to be true. The image was found on the Anti-Theists blog page, currently with 65,000+ followers. The picture reads, Women are naturally unfit for ...
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Did the newly elected pope, Jorge Bergoglio (Francis), play any role in the 1976-1983 military regime in Argentina?

Now that the head of the Catholic Church has been announced to be Jorge Bergoglio, ex-Archbishop of Buenos Aires, the word has been spreading that he played a significant role in the National ...