November 29, 2000
volume 11, no. 246

MILLENNIUM MILESTONES that occurred Today in Church History

Historical Events in Church Annals for November 29th:

  • 799 A.D.
  • Pope Saint Leo III is escorted back to Rome under protection of the Emperor Charlemagne because the Pope was falsely accused by hostile aristocrats of perjurty and adultery. A year later this holy pontiff would be acquitted by Charlemagne of such ridiculous charges and the latter would by crowned by the Pope as Holy Roman Emperor on Christmas Day 800 A.D.

  • 1268 A.D.
  • Death of Pope Clement IV, 183rd successor of Peter. This French-born pontiff excommunicated Conradin of Sicily but it could not prevent the occupation of Rome and Naples. He lived and conducted his three-year papacy at Viterbo where he also died. Before becoming a priest and bishop, he had been a man of the world.

  • 1530 A.D.
  • Death of Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, advisor to Henry VIII who faced the difficult decision to honor his king or his faith. He wisely chose the latter and suffered at the hands of the rebellious monarch.

  • 1742 A.D.
  • Death of Saint Francis Fasani, Italian priest and mystic.

November 29, 2000
volume 11, no. 246

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