TUESDAY
December 19, 2000
volume 11, no. 266


MILLENNIUM MILESTONES that occurred Today in Church History

Historical Events in Church Annals for December 19th:

  • 401 A.D.
  • Death of Pope Saint Anastasius I, 39th successor of Peter. Elected on November 27, 399, his two year pontificate was marked by resolving the schism between Rome and the Church of Antioch. He strenuously fought the followers of immoral practices, maintaining that the Divinity was also hidden in material things. He also decreed that priests should remain standing during the Gospel.

  • 1372 A.D.
  • Death of Pope Blessed Urban V, 200th successor of Peter. This French-born pontif was elected on November 6, 1362. The sixth in the line of Avignon Popes in exile, he actually returned the papacy back to Rome but after three years of tumults and disorder, had no choice but to return the Holy See to Avignon. He added the third crown to the tiarra which signified imperial power. The other two crowns represent royal power and spiritual power.


December 19, 2000
volume 11, no. 266
MILLENNIUM MILESTONES


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