In his letter to Patriarch Bartholomew leader on the Feast of Saint Andrew, Pope Francis said he was 'confident' they would achieve unity with the Church.
In the Middle Ages, tutivillus was the demon du jour for those concerned with literacy and writing.
The indulgence was granted in honor of the 125th anniversary of the Coronation of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
The medieval physician to the pope bled the Curia dry - literally.
Nearly 600 years old, the world's oldest playable organ - designed to resemble the shape of a church - resides in a church-fort in Switzerland.
The first ever printed jokebook became 'the most famous jokebook of the Renaissance' and includes a tale of Pope Urban V.
Yes - that really happened.
For 100 years, Catholics could not use powdered tobacco because Pope Urban VIII thought it was too close to this...
The interior of the rebuilt Notre-Dame could have a more contemporary style, according to an uproarious leak in the French media.
After witnessing a dance on THIS dance floor, King Herod had John the Baptist executed.