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RELIGIONS

Vladimir The Great, Prince of Kiev, considered converting to Christianity or Islam. He sent envoys to study both religions, but upon hearing that Islam forbade alcohol, he got baptized.
There is a pilgrimage site in Sri Lanka that is holy to four religions for a "sacred footprint": Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism and Christianity.
Earthquakes has been around since the beginning of man and many different religions and cultures had their own way of explaining why earthquakes occur.
There have been more than 262 popes since Saint Peter.
The toe of the metal statue of St. Peter in St. Peter's Cathedral, Rome, is worn down almost to a nub by the great number of pilgrims who have kissed it through the centuries.
The Roman Catholic population of the world is larger than that of all other Christian sects combined.
The Puritans forbade the singing of Christmas Carols.
Priests in ancient Egyptian temples plucked every hair from their bodies, including their eyebrows and eyelashes.
On the stone temples of Madura in southern India, there are more than 30 million carved images of gods and goddesses.
Hugnes was archbishop of Reims in the tenth century when he was five years old. In the eleventh century Benedict IX was Pope at eleven years old.