MEL GIBSON'S PASSION OF CHRIST
Mary (Maia Morgenstern), left, and Mary Magdalene (Monica Bellucci), right, in a scene from The Passion of The Christ, Mel Gibson's controversial new film about the last twelve hours of Christ's life. Critics charge the film is anti-Semitic and graphically violent. (UPI Photo/Philippe Antonello/Newmarket Films)
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Queen Elizabeth II of Britain enjoyed a traditional Christmas at Sandringham, her estate in eastern England, including church with her family.
Mary Ann Fischer, who in 1963 gave birth to the first surviving set of U.S. quintuplets in Aberdeen, S.D., has died. She was 79.
A fourth-century papyrus scrap a Harvard professor said suggested Jesus may have been married to Mary Magdalene is phony, a Vatican newspaper editor said.
The producers of the Broadway production of "Jesus Christ Superstar" said Tuesday the musical will close July 1 unless ticket sales improve.
Archaeologists, biblical scholars and other experts met in Jerusalem this week to discuss a tomb that might be that of Jesus and his family.
Reports of an image of a woman and a child hidden in Leonardo da Vinci's "The Last Supper" choked several Leonardo-related Web sites, knocking them off-line.
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London Olympics organizers predict the 2012 Games' controversial logo will grow on Britons and said they'd keep it to make sure it does. The logo, a stylized graffiti-like version of the numbers 2-0-1-2, recently made its debut.
A British court Wednesday ruled American author Dan Brown did not lift passages from two historians' book and use them in his novel, "The Da Vinci Code."