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Like Thieves In The Temple ~ Lies Behind Every Truth: Meet Father Christmas




Lie:

The traditional Santa Claus figure is based on Saint Nicholas - a bishop in fourth century Lycia, now part of modern Turkey.

Truth:

The traditional Santa Claus figure is based on Pope Nicholas V - Pope in fifteen century Sarzana, part of northern Italy.

Nicholas V is remembered as one of several popes who most clearly expressed the pro-slavery and contempt for humanity, of the Vatican and the Catholic Church through Papal Bull Dum Diversus (1452) and Romanus Pontificus (1455).

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