January 5, 2001
volume 12, no. 5
This Day in Church History

  • 1439 A.D.
  • Pope Eugene IV moves the Council of Basle from Ferrara to Florence because of both the danger of the plague and financial reasons.

  • 1531 A.D.
  • Pope Clement VII issues a stern warning, forbidding King Henry VIII to remarry after his divorce from Catherine of Aragon. The monarch's proud and haughty refusal would result in his excommunication and the break of England from Holy Mother Church.

  • 1860 A.D.
  • Death of Saint John Nepomucene Neumann, Bohemian saint who migrated to America and became a great priest and bishop. For more on him see DAILY LITURGY

  • 1964 A.D.
  • Pope Paul VI becomes the first Sovereign Pontiff since Peter to set foot in the River Jordan during his papal visit to Israel and Jordan. Pope John Paul II hopes to be the second when he visits, God willing, the Holy Land this coming March during the Great Jubilee Year 2000.

January 5, 2001
volume 12, no. 5

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