MONDAY
December 11, 2000
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MILLENNIUM MILESTONES that occurred Today in Church History

Historical Events in Church Annals for December 11th:

  • 384 A.D.
  • Death of Pope Saint Damasus I, 37th successor of Peter who reigned as Sovereign Pontiff for eighteen years. For more on St. Damasus, click on DAILY LITURGY.

  • 1475 A.D.
  • Birth of Giovanni de' Medici in Florence. The second son of Lorenzo of the famous de' Medici family, young Giovanni would become a cardinal deacon at the ridiculous age of only thirteen and be elected the 217th successor of Peter on March 19, 1513 taking the name Pope Leo X who, because he was so young really could not comprehend how to deal with the Protestant revolt. His papacy lasted eight years, ending on December 1, 1521.


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