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The Spanish Catholic Church demonstrating its support of the Falangist (Fascist) General Francisco Franco in his overthrow of the democratically elected Spanish Republican government - November 1938

19 Bejeweled Skeletons That'll Blow Your Mind

The decorated skeleton of St. Maximus (Bürglen, Switzerland) “He was believed to have been an Early Christian soldier who was martyred (hence the armour). He was decorated in the late 17th century and became associated with the legend of a feral white cat, which some believed was his ghost that prowled the village to check on its residents.”

19 Bejeweled Skeletons That'll Blow Your Mind

St. Deodatus (Rheinau, Swizterland) | “One of two seated skeletons which arrived late in the 17th century in the town’s monastic church. He shows a rare style of facial decorations, with a wax mask moulded over the upper half of the skull, and a cloth wrap over the lower half, with a cut away to reveal the teeth.”

First Black Catholic Bishop Rev. Joseph O. Bowers - Jet Magazine, May 7, 1953 by vieilles_annonces, via Flickr

Take Me Down To The Vatican City

Vatican 'Secret' Archives were resolutely a no go zone until 1881, when Pope Leo XIII opened them to researchers. The word secret simply refers to Private. The church is to guilty to have secretes.

Roman Catholic This may very well be one of my best shots ever. It is taken on Wall Street, right in front of Trinity church, and the person to the right is arguing with this woman, probably about what it takes or doesn't take to get to heaven...