Pope Saint Anastasius I becomes the 39th successor of Peter. His papacy would last two years in which he would resolve the schism between Rome and the Church of Antioch. He also would strenuously fight the followers of immoral practices, maintaining that the Divinity was also hidden in material things. It would be Anastasius who would decree that priests should remain standing during the Gospel.
Death of Saint James Intercisius, who, after renouncing Christianity in favor of promotion in the Persian army, finally came back to Christ through the intercession of both his mother and wife. However his reconciliation to Our Lord angered the Persian king who ordered James to be cut up - one joint at a time in a painful, morbid martyrdom.
Pope Blessed Urban II launches the campaign to preach the First Crusade against the Saracens.
An attempt is made on the life of Pope Paul VI during a papal trip to the Philippines when a Bolivian painter, disguised as a priest, thrusts a dagger at the 262nd Vicar of Christ.