September 4, 2000
volume 11, no. 160
MILLENNIUM MILESTONES that occurred Today in Church History
Historical Events in Church Annals for September 4th:
Death of Pope Boniface I, 42nd successor of Peter. The interference of Charles of Ravenna marks the beginning of secular power interference in the election of the Popes. Boniface's consecration was delayed for several months because of the opposition presented by the antipope Eulalius.
Consecration of Pope Urban IV, French Pope known as the "Corpus Christi Pope" who was elected on August 29 in a surprise election at the conclave of Viterbo to which he had come in order to pay homage to the future Pope only to be confirmed as the 182nd successor of Peter.
Death of Saint Rosalia, virgin and religious from Palermo who forsook the temptations of the Norman court and spent sixteen solid years in steady prayer. She is considered the patron saint of Sicily.
September 3, 2000
volume 11, no. 159
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