For hundreds of years the
Catholic Church forged religious documents for political purposes. The religious document
would be claimed authentic, written by one of the apostles or sometimes by Jesus himself.
The document would invariably imply that the Catholic Church had been given supreme God
ordained authority to rule the world. Hundreds of years later, after the Church had
firmly established itself as the God ordained supreme infallable authority and a very
powerful political ruler, the forged documents were exposed as frauds, but by then it
didn't matter; the Catholic Church had firmly established itself as the supreme authority,
and no longer needed the framework of forged documents to keep it standing.