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St Peter’s Basilica, the building that helped to split the medieval church.

St ¬†Peter’s Basilica, the building that helped to split the medieval church. The church of all churches is St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City. It is the largest church in the world, a cultural heritage site like no other, but it came with a huge price tag. One of the ingenious ways to finance that building and its exquisite art was the sale of indulgences. Indulgences are an official church document that forgives sins for a fee. The sale of…

Relics! – Would You Like A Piece Of Saint?

Relics! – Would You Like A Piece Of Saint? One of the more “special” aspects of medieval piety is their obsession with relics. Relics are things that are left over, like the bones of famous saints or objects that played a major role in the history of Christianity, like nails from the crucifixion of Jesus. It was believed that this holy objects could help the people find favour with God. Venerating these objects could give you holy credit and you…