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Although most of the contingents of the Peasants’ Crusade never reached Constantinople, those commanded by Walter the Penniless and Peter the Hermit did. The Byzantine emperor, Alexius, and his commanders were suspicious of these rag-tag troops and, rather than have them bivouac for a protracted length of time on the outskirts of the imperial capital, they transported them across the straits to Asia Minor on 6 August. There the crusaders split into several groups, largely along linguistic lines. A few early raids were successful, but a large band of German crusaders was isolated and defeated near Nicea and forced to convert to Islam and be deported eastwards or, if they refused, to die. By 21 October, the main body of crusaders, chastened by the slaughter of their comrades but still not coordinating their operations competently, and with relatively ineffective military intelligence, came face to face with overwhelming Turkish forces and…

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Vatican hosts two leading pro-abortion, population control activists at climate conference

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By their fruits you shall know them. St. Matthew 7:16By their fruits you shall know them. St. Matthew 7:16

(LifeSiteNews.com) — Two of the world’s leading pro-abortion advocates were addressing a Vatican workshop on the environment today.

At the same time, a press conference at the Palazzo Cesi, in Rome, organised by the Heartland Institute, was addressed by two leading SPUC officials on behalf of Voice of the Family, warning that the population control lobby was advancing its agenda by means of the workshop held today by the Pontifical Academy for Sciences.

The following statement was delivered by Patrick Buckley, UN envoy of the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children, who was joined in Rome by Maria Madise, SPUC’s international manager and manager of Voice of the Family:

Voice of the Family statement on the workshop “Protect the Earth, Dignify Humanity. The Moral Dimensions of Climate Change and Sustainable Development” held at the Pontifical Academy…

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¿Quién es Stepan Bandera?

Stepan Bandera _ Степан Бандера. ___

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Preámbulo: Miles de nacionalistas ucranianos han marchado hoy en Kiev, Odessa y otras ciudades ucranianas en memoria de Stepan Bandera el día de su cumpleaños. Héroe para unos y colaboracionista Nazi para otros, la Ucrania nacida tras Maidan y el golpe de Estado del 22 de febrero ha traído la figura de Stepan Bandera a la actualidad. Se ha hablado mucho de los crímenes de las organizaciones nacionalistas ucranianas durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial, pero no es tan conocida la personalidad de Bandera ni sus actos más allá de la guerra. El artículo que traducimos a continuación, escrito por un experto en el Holocausto, fue escrito durante la presidencia de Viktor Yushchenko, cuando se produjeron los primeros intentos por recuperar la figura de Stepan Bandera.

¿Quién fue Stepan Bandera?


Artículo original  de Norman J.W. Goda is Braman publicado en History News Network

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Just a quickie!

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I was so bored I had to start doing something, so I decided to visit 3 places in 5 hours. It was a bit tough but I managed to do it anyway 😉 Oh, and my parents came with me, for the very first time.

We got to São Jorge’s field at around 11.00am just to see the place where the Aljubarrota battle took place, and allow me to say, what a disappointment! I wasn’t expecting to see dead bodies and 50.000 men fighting, but come on! Not even a tourist information plaque? As far as I know they kept building houses in that battlefield and built a museum, dedicated to the portuguese victory, right in the middle of it! It’s absolutely ridiculous! And by the way, it’s closed! (Oh yes, it’s closed for 3 years now, thats what someone told me). Portugal…always leaving historical places like this behind. (See…

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