March 14, 2001
volume 12, no. 75

Events throughout Church History that occurred on March 14th

  • 968 A.D.
  • Death of Saint Matilda, Queen of Germany and mother of Otto the Great, the first Holy Roman Emperor.

  • 1009 A.D.
  • Death of Saint Boniface, Second Apostle of the Prussians. He is not to be confused with the original Saint Boniface, Apostle of Germany who died on June 5, 754.

  • 1558 A.D.
  • King Ferdinand of Spain assumes the title of Emperor without being crowned by Pope Paul IV because of the pontiff's alignment with Spain's bitter enemy France.

  • 1937 A.D.
  • Pope Pius XI publishes his encyclical Mit brennender Sorge to the German bishops on the Third Reich in which he condemned the Nazi philosophy.

  • 1999 A.D.
  • With the violence mounting in Indonesia, Pope John Paul II makes an impassioned plea to end the "cruel clashes" in Maluku where prior to this there had been interreligious harmony. As we know his cries would fall on deaf Muslim ears as violence broke out there and in East Timor.

March 14, 2001
volume 12, no. 74
TIME CAPSULES in Church History
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