DAILY CATHOLIC     FRI-SAT-SUN     November 5-7, 1999     vol. 10, no. 210


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Historical Events in Church Annals for November 5:

  • 692 A.D.
  • Death of Saint Bertille, Abbess who led a life of austerity and prayer.

  • 1414 A.D.
  • The Emperor Sigismond convenes the 16th Ecumenical Council at the Council of Constance because of the Western Schism in which there were three contemporaneous claims to papal obedience: Rome, Avignon and Pisa. It was during this council that the body of bishops voted that conciliar power supersedes the Popes and thus Pope Gregory XII was forced to renounce the Papacy. This would be corrected later at the Council of Florence.

  • 1956 A.D.
  • Pope Pius XII issues his 36th encyclical Datis nuperrime which deals with the events in Hungary and the Soviets' ruthless invasion there which the Holy Father condemns.

  • 1982 A.D.
  • Pope John Paul II beatifies Blessed Sister Angela of the Cross.

Historical Events in Church Annals for November 6:

  • 505 A.D.
  • Death of Saint Illtyd, Hermit Monk who had converted after being a fierce warrior during the Jutes-Anglo Saxon wars after the Romans had left Britain.

  • 558 A.D.
  • Death of Saint Leonard, godson of King Clovis. He is considered the "Apostle of the Franks."

  • 1406 A.D.
  • Death of Pope Innocent VII, 204th successor of Peter. Born in Sulmona as Cosma de' Migliorati he was elected on November 11, 1404. He was a man of great culture, having enlarged the faculties of Greek and Medicine, but of weak character and failed to achieve any lasting results in his efforts to solve the schism and the difficult conditions in which the Papal States found themselves.

  • 1876 A.D.
  • Death of Cardinal Giacomo Antonelli who had played a key role in Pope Pius IX's policies and the dissolution of the Papal States and the establishment of Vatican City.

Historical Events in Church Annals for November 7:

  • 680 A.D.
  • Pope Saint Agatho organizes the 6th Ecumenical Council, also known as Constantinople III in which the conciliar body condemned Monotheletism and set a censure on Honorius.

  • 1771 A.D.
  • Death of Blessed Anthony Baldinucci, an Italian priest whose missions attracted throngs so large they had to be conducted outside. He trusted all and his trust in mankind was paid off in countless conversions of sinners.

November 5-7, 1999 FRI-SAT-SUN       volume 10, no. 210


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