Schisms within the church have led to more and more denominations over the millennia.
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Thomas Becket's miraculous acts — presented "graphic-novel-style" in stained glass — leave Canterbury Cathedral for a museum exhibit.
A stolen copy of a da Vinci painting has turned up in an Italian apartment, even though no one knew it was missing. The museum where it was kept had been shuttered due to COVID-19.
The new Netflix series 'Surviving Death' marches through an array of paranormal phenomena, some unprovable, some debunked and some genuinely mysterious.
Baby Jesus and his wings are just some of the images hidden beneath da Vinci's "Virgin of the Rocks".
A 13th-century painting that hung over an elderly French woman's hot plate for years has sold at auction for $26.8 million.
The most famous crucifixion in the world took place when, according to the New Testament, Jesus was put to death by the Romans. But he was far from the only person who perished on the cross.
From a societal standpoint, you need a divine power watching you only if your neighbor isn't doing so.
Many ancient Inca traditions continue to be appreciated and are carried out today by their decedents.
When Mustafa Şahin first saw photographs of the submerged ancient church under the waves of Turkey's Lake Iznik, he couldn't quite believe what he was seeing.
To understand why a weeping statue would be religiously meaningful, it's first important to appreciate the connection between miracles and the Virgin Mary.