April 27, 2001
volume 12, no. 117

Events throughout Church History that occurred on April 27th

  • 1278 A.D.
  • Death of Saint Zita, patroness of servants, who was credited with many miracles in helping the poor and the derelict of Italy.

  • 1478 A.D.
  • After the death of seventy more from riots following the death of Guiliano de' Medici, the Pope at that time Pope Sixtus IV is drawn into war with Florence - a war that would last two years.

  • 1509 A.D.
  • Pope Julius II excommunicates the entire city of Venice because of her refusal to rid themselves of those parts of Romagna they had occupied under the supervision of the dangerous and heretical Cesare Borgia.

  • 1521 A.D.
  • Death of Portuguese explorer and navigator Ferdinand Magellan who was killed by Filipino natives in the Philippines.

  • 1565 A.D.
  • Establishment of the first Spanish settlement in the Philippines at Cebu City. These islands bordering the Orient and Oceania would become a Catholic stronghold over the years thanks to the dauntless efforts of so many missionaries, mostly from Spain.

  • 1605 A.D.
  • Death of Pope Leo XI. 232nd in the line of Peter who died during a procession on the way from the Vatican to the Lateran after just under three weeks on the papal throne.

April 27, 2001
volume 12, no. 117
TIME CAPSULES in Church History
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