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Excommunicated Humbert from the Eastern Church (Leo IX was already dead)2.

Began as a “commercial” venture to repay dept to Venetians by killing Muslims 3.

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Innocent III forbade violence by the Crusaders against their Christian brothers 4.

Desecrated Hagia Sophia – something even the Muslims would not do.

Nothing could be further from the truth as their own creed of faith clearly states that they hold to one Divine nature and one Human nature in perfect unity without mix which is essentially the orthodox position for all of historic biblical Christianity.

They were persecuted by the Western Church (early Roman Catholicism), abandoned by the Eastern Church, and eventually persecuted by the Muslims with heavy taxation, beatings, and martyrdom.

Papal infallibility was introduced primarily (and surprisingly) by theologians like Theodore Abu-Qurrah, Thomas Aquinas, and John Peter Olivi, and not by the Popes themselves, as many assert today.

During the Vatican I council in 1870, the dogma of the infallibility of the pope was officially codified and is still preached and practiced today. Peter Waldo sought to put the Scriptures into the common language of the people, preach to people in a language they understand, and reform the obscenely wealthy monasteries who drew money from poor and stockpiled it (quite the opposite of the vision of Anthony - the first monk).

1794 Sent missionaries to Alaska, established first Orthodox Church in N America * 125 million Russian Orthodox today D.

Armenian Orthodox – Armenia adopted Christianity as its state religion in 301 AD 1.

Claims apostles Bartholomew and Thaddeus as its founders (not St. St Gregory The Illuminator evangelized Armenia in 301 AD – 1 The word “Catholic” simply means “worldwide” and indeed the first organized group of Christian churches were worldwide. Over the course of nearly 600 years, a small crack would slowly divide this single unified church into two branches: The Roman Catholic branch and the Orthodox branch.

During the early years of Christianity, there weren’t denominations and therefore no need to refer to a church by a particular tag: Lutheran, Catholic, etc. Both branches would claim to be the "true church" and would accuse the other of apostasy even up to the twentieth century.

John Hus, and others would be labeled “heretics” and would be martyred for their boldness.

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