Knights Templar vs. The Pope

Heirs of the Knights Templar are suing the Pope for restitution and to clear their name:

The Association of the Sovereign Order of the Temple of Christ, whose members claim to be descended from the legendary crusaders, have filed a lawsuit against Benedict XVI calling for him to recognise the seizure of assets worth 100 billion euros (£79 billion).

They claim that when the order was dissolved by his predecessor Pope Clement V in 1307, more than 9,000 properties as well as countless pastures, mills and other commercial ventures belonging to the knights were appropriated by the church.

It will be interesting to see those filing the suits establish that they are true heirs, as opposed to fans of The Da Vinci Code.

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