NEWS FEATURE: In the First Holy Year, They Really Raked in the Money

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c. 2000 Religion News Service ROME _ Chroniclers of the day reported that the Jubilee of 1300, the first Holy Year of the Christian era, was so successful the Vatican literally raked in the cash. Some 200,000 pilgrims flocked to Rome from throughout Europe to pray at the altars of the basilicas of St. Peter […]

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