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Turks Find Ancient Gospel of Barnabas, Iran Says Christianity No More

A leather-bound religious text, thought to date from the fifth century but discovered only 12 years ago, will cause the collapse of Christianity worldwide, claims Iran. The text, written on animal hide, is thought to be an authentic version of the Gospel of Barnabas, one of Jesus’s disciples. Turkish authorities seized the text in 2000 in a crackdown on a gang who were charged with smuggling antiquities, illegal excavations and the possession of explosives, but the find is only now gaining attention in light of the Vatican’s request to view the document. Whether the request will be granted is still unknown.