TUESDAY
March 6, 2001
volume 12, no. 65

Events throughout Church History that occurred on March 6th


  • 1447 A.D.
  • Cardinal Tommaso Parentucelli is elected the 208th successor of Peter, taking the name Pope Nicholas V out of respect for the bishop in Bologna who groomed him. Known as the "Renaissance Pope," Nicholas began the construction of the present Basilica of St. Peter's in Rome. He was also somewhat of a renaissance man in restoring order politically to France and England and in aiding Spain in ridding their country of the Saracens. He also founded the Vatican Library.

  • 1999 A.D.
  • The late Cardinal George Basil Hume, OSB, in addressing the annual general meeting of LIFE, England's largest pro-life organization, warned of harbingers to come in the threat on family values and marriage when he said that the survival of marriage and the family is under attack in contemporary society. A year later the British and Scottish governments are drafting textbooks to include the homosexual agenda via the controversial Section 28 initiative that, though the ban was barely upheld, is still being ignored as liberals intend to ramrod the gay lifestyle on all children of the United Kingdom.


March 6, 2001
volume 12, no. 65
TIME CAPSULES in Church History
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