Friday, November 2, 2007

Religion Fact of the Day

The Fourth Crusade in the early 13th century to retake the Holy Land actually took a detour. The crusaders hearing of riches in Constantinople stormed the city in 1204 and sacked it. They took their newfound riches and returned home ending the crusade. Most of the crusaders never even made it to the Holy Land. This tragic event sealed the division between the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church and remains a point of contention even to this day.

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