April 10, 2001
volume 12, no. 100

Events throughout Church History that occurred on April 10th

  • 787 A.D.
  • The first organ in France is installed in the Church of Saint Cornielle in Compiegne, France by Pepin, King of France and future Holy Roman Emperor.

  • 1191 A.D.
  • England's Richard I leads his army out of Sicily, leaving the area vulnerable to the Hohenstaufen forces and greatly hurting the Papal States power.

  • 1555 A.D.
  • Pope Marcellus II is elected the 222nd in the line of Peter, but he does not last a month, dying on May 1, 1555. He was the last Pope to maintain his baptismal name. In just three short weeks he would stamp his own sense of austerity and justice on the curia. He would interest himself greatly in the Russian and Mongolian peoples and, after his death, Pierluigi da Palestrina would compose the famous "Mass of Pope Marcellus."

April 10, 2001
volume 12, no. 100
TIME CAPSULES in Church History
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