MONDAY
December 18, 2000
volume 11, no. 265


MILLENNIUM MILESTONES that occurred Today in Church History

Historical Events in Church Annals for December 18th:

  • 1352 A.D.
  • French-born Cardinal Etienne Aubert becomes Pope Innocent IV, 199th successor of Peter and 5th in the Avignon line of Popes in exile in southern France. He would order the Spanish Cardinal Albornoz to restore order in the Papal States. A great lover of the arts and culture, he would build a surround wall around the papal palace to defend Avignon.

  • 1947 A.D.
  • Pope Pius XII publishes his 14th encyclical Optissima Pax, which prescribes public prayers for social and world peace.


December 18, 2000
volume 11, no. 265
MILLENNIUM MILESTONES


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