Canadians to search for New World's oldest church

Experts from the Newfoundland and Labrador archaeological communities are making plans to begin a search for a 510-year-old church on the western shore of Conception Bay, thought to be North America's earliest Christian settlement.

The planned excavation is based on new information on he voyages of John Cabot including a letter by Henry VII discussing the explorer's journey. Archaeologists most hope to find the church near the town of Carbonear. "We've got some amazing history here, but the whole world would be interested in this church. It's an international story, and this is an opportunity to get to the bottom of it." said Peter Pope of Memorial University