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Templars on trial

Templars on trial


The Order of the Temple was a religious-military institution founded by a group of warriors in Jerusalem in the decades following the First Crusade of 1097-99. The group first received royal and church approval in 1120, and papal authorisation in January 1129. They protected Christian pilgrims on the roads to the pilgrimage sites around Jerusalem and also helped to defend the territories that the First Crusade had conquered.

Nestorian controversy

Nestorian controversy

Nestorius (c. 386 – c. 451) was Patriarch of Constantinople from 428 to 431, at which point he was condemned by the Church as a heretic because he believed that Christ was actually two persons – divine and human. Upon condemnation, Nestorius and his followers formed a new Christian sect, which today is known as Persian, or Nestorian Church.