These Are the World's Most Fascinating Religious Relics
Within the world of religion, relics are either the personal belongings or surviving body parts of a saint or other notably holy person. Sometimes a relic can just be an item that people are reasonably sure the holy person in question has touched. These objects are often placed in a shrine or similar facility where the faithful can come worship, venerate, or snap an Instagram of them. While Christianity, with its abundance of saints, certainly has other religions outpaced in terms of quantity...
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Christianity is the largest faith in the world. Out of the approximately 8 billion humans living on Earth, over 2 billion call themselves Christian, per the United Nations. At the core of Christianity is the belief that a little over 2,000 years ago, a man named Jesus Christ preached about the kingdom of God, was God's son, died on a cross for the sins of humanity, and rose again on the third day. And of course, the belief that the Bible is the inspired word of God. Pretty simple right?