April 13, 2001
volume 12, no. 103

Events throughout Church History that occurred on April 13th

  • 1360 A.D.
  • This day is called "Black Monday" in England for the entire army of King Edward I is destroyed by an act of God during a freezing hailstorm.

  • 1534 A.D.
  • Saint Thomas More, loyal to Holy Mother Church, refuses to take the oath to Henry VIII or go along with the English revolt from Rome.

  • 1598 A.D.
  • Pope Clement VIII acknowledges Henry IV as King of France and accepts the Edict of Nantes which grants the Huguenots religious freedom, civil equality and other rights in France.

  • 1791 A.D.
  • Pope Pius VI, whose 24 year pontificate included the ten year French Revolution, issued on this date his landmark encyclical Charitas to the Bishops of France over the civil oath they were being forced to take in France during a time when the Church was greatly persecuted.

April 13, 2001
volume 12, no. 103
TIME CAPSULES in Church History
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