DAILY CATHOLIC MONDAY January 18, 1999 vol. 10, no. 11
MILLENNIUM MILESTONES & MEMORIES: TIME CAPSULES
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Historical Events in Church Annals for January 18:
Election of Pope Saint Mark as 34th successor of Peter. Born in Rome, he would decree that the Pope should be consecrated by the Bishop of Ostia and would institute the "Pallium" which is still in use. It is made from the wool of a previously blessed lamb and is decorated with black crosses. During his pontificate he would produce the first calendar of religious feastdays.