November 20, 2000
volume 11, no. 237

MILLENNIUM MILESTONES that occurred Today in Church History

Historical Events in Church Annals for November 20th:

  • 1168 A.D.
  • Death of the antipope Paschal III who was set on the throne by the meddling, disobedient and excommunicated Emperor Frederick Barbarossa against the recognized soveriegn pontiff Pope Alexander III, 170th successor of Peter. Paschal, Frederick's puppet, had locked himself in a stronghold next to St. Peter's for protection and died there on this date.

  • 1761 A.D.
  • Birth of Francisco Castiglioni in Cingoli, Italy. He would go on to become a priest and cardinal and on April 5, 1829 be elected the 253rd successor of Peter taking the name Pope Pius VIII. His greatest strength was expanding missionary activity throughout the world.

  • 1890 A.D.
  • Pope Leo XIII issues his 36th encyclical Catholicae Ecclesiae dealing with slavery in the missions in declaring it totally against God's Holy Will.

  • 1947 A.D.
  • Pope Pius XII releases his 12th encyclical Mediator Dei on the sacred liturgy.

November 20, 2000
volume 11, no. 237

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