DAILY CATHOLIC    WEDNESDAY     May 19, 1999     vol. 10, no. 96


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Historical Events in Church Annals for May 19:

  • 715 A.D.
  • Pope Saint Gregory II becomes the 89th successor of Peter. He ordered the destruction of images forbade by the edict of Constantinople in a campaign against iconoclasm.

  • 988 A.D.
  • Death of Saint Dunstan, Irish saint, Benedictine monk, and Archbishop of Canterbury who revived monasticism in the Bristish Isles. He is Patron Saint of armorers, goldsmiths, locksmiths and jewelers.

  • 1218 A.D.
  • Death of Otto IV, Holy Roman Emperor during the reign of Pope Honorius III.

  • 1296 A.D.
  • Death of Pope Saint Celestine V, 192nd successor of Peter, who renounced the papacy when he realized he was a mere instrument in the hands of the lords of those troubled medieval times.

  • 1303 A.D.
  • Death of Saint Ives also known as Saint Ivo Helory of Kermartin. Forty-four years after his death he was canonized by Pope Clement VI and is today known as the Patron Saint of Lawyers.

  • 1342 A.D.
  • Cardinal Pierre Roger becomes Pope Clement VI, 198th successor of Peter, who was the fourth in the Avignon line of Popes. Clement VI, known for being a great protector of the Jews, bought the city of Avignon for 18,000 gold florins.

  • 1611 A.D.
  • Birth of Blessed Pope Innocent XI, in Como, Italy as Benedetto Odescalchi who would become the 240th successor of Peter.

May 19, 1999 WEDNESDAY       volume 10, no. 97


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