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by Paul Wilkinson

Posted: 03 Aug 2012 @ 12:31

Welcome back: a Viking longship, the Gaia, sailed up the Tyne on Sunday to bring a message of thanks to north-east England for sending Christianity to Norway with returning Vikings, 1000 years ago. The event was part of a community project in which 300 young Norwegians have come to work in churches in Tyneside.

Kay Morten Aarskog, from the Norwegian branch of Youth With a Mission, said: "We are as a people a little bit ashamed of the past; so we thought we should come and ...

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