A reserved right of the pope that allows for individuals to be exempted from a specific Canon Law.
Fact of the Day
The average height of the average male in the twelfth century was five-foot-seven.
Quote of the Day
"When the sarcophagus is full, we don't put another corpse in "
~ Medieval Proverb
On This Day
1701 The deposed James II (or VII of Scotland) died in exile from a brain haemorrhage. He was the last Catholic king of England, Scotland, and Ireland.
1982 The massacre of hundreds of Palestinian men, women and children began in the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps in Lebanon. It continued for two days.
1992 The British government was forced to withdraw the pound from the European Exchange Rate Mechanism (ERM) on what became known as 'Black Wednesday'.
1994 The BBC lifted a ban on the voices of Sinn Fein and other Irish republican and loyalist representatives being broadcast.