April 24, 2001
volume 12, no. 114

Events throughout Church History that occurred on April 24th

  • 709 A.D.
  • Death of Saint Wilfrid, Bishop from Northumbria, England.

  • 858 A.D.
  • Pope Saint Nicholas I is elected as the 105th successor of Peter. With the Emperor Louis II, he launched an army against the Saracen threat. He is also the Pope who proclaimed August 15th as the permanent date of the Feast of the Assumption.

  • 1519 A.D.
  • Representatives of the Aztec chief Montezuma II attend the first Easter Mass to be held in Central America.

  • 1576 A.D.
  • Birth of Saint Vincent de Paul in Gascony, France to a poor family. He would go on to become a priest and found the Vincentians.

  • 1585 A.D.
  • Pope Sixtus V is elected by the College of Cardinals, becoming the 227th successor of Peter. Sixtus is credited with finishing the dome of St. Peter's Basilica and constructing the obelisk in the center of St. Peter's Square.

April 24, 2001
volume 12, no. 114
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