DAILY CATHOLIC FRI-SAT-SUN January 29-31, 1999 vol. 10, no. 20
MILLENNIUM MILESTONES & MEMORIES: TIME CAPSULES
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Historical Events in Church Annals for January 29:
Death of Saint Gaudentius, Bishop of Novara, Italy and martyred for Christ at Bergell.
Historical Events in Church Annals for January 30:
Death of Saint Agrippinus, ninth successor of Saint Mark as bishop of Alexandria, Egypt. Whether he was martyred or died a natural death is not documented.
Historical Events in Church Annals for January 31:
Election of Pope Saint Sylvester I as 33rd successor of Peter. His pontificate would last 21 years and he would be the first Pope to wear the papal tiara. He would celebrate the first Ecumenical Council, overseeing the Council of Nicaea from Rome, yet would play a significant role in defining the "Credo" that would be said henceforth at all Masses. He would also institute Sunday as a holyday in memory of the Resurrection and would create the "Iron Cross" with a nail from the true Holy Cross of Christ.