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Michael Baigent
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Berenger Sauniere

Berenger Sauniere was a poor yet ambitious priest of the small French village of Rennes-le-Chateau, located in the area of Lanquedoc. Sauniere could not have been happy relegated to such a small congregation which could keep him unnoticed by his superiors. . Many ancient people, including the heretics known as the Cathars, the Visigoth, and the legendary order, the Knights Templar, had called Lanquedoc home. Sauniere had a great interest in the colorful history of the area, which ultimately earned him the attention of his superiors.

After beginning a remodeling project inside the church, Sauniere found four parchments hidden in a Visigoth column. Very secretive about whatever else he may have found, Sauniere went to his superiors and was immediately sent to Paris to speak to many people of power, including Emile Hoffet, the nephew of the director general of the seminary at Saint Sulpice. After this fortuitous...

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