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SHOCKING Vatican: Jesus Wife Papyrus Is Fake Karen L. King

Vatican: Jesus Wife Papyrus Is Fake

In the least-surprising development to come out of the news of a papyrus fragment suggesting a Holy Spouse, the Vatican said on Friday that the text is a fake. In a long analysis of the artifact published in L'Osservatore Romano, the Vatican's newspaper, Alberto Camplani, a professor at Rome's La Sapienza university, details his doubts about the text's authenticity. In the same issue, the paper's editor voices his concerns that "the papyrus is indeed a clumsy forgery."

September 28, 2012 10:23 AM