FRIDAY
December 22, 2000
volume 11, no. 269


MILLENNIUM MILESTONES that occurred Today in Church History

Historical Events in Church Annals for December 22nd:

  • 401 A.D.
  • Election of Pope Saint Innocent I, 40th successor of Peter. This Roman-born pontiff's papacy would last sixteen years. During his pontificate Rome would be sacked by the Goths of Alaric. Innocent would also establish the observance of the Roman rite and persuade the Emperor Honorius to abandon gladiatorial contests in the arenas.

  • 1216 A.D.
  • Pope Honorius III delegates the decree Religiosam vitam eligentibus announcing the Fifth Crusade.

  • 1885 A.D.
  • Pope Leo XIII issues his 22nd encyclical Quod auctoritate proclaiming the extraordinary Jubilee.


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