DAILY CATHOLIC     TUESDAY     September 21, 1999     vol. 10, no. 179

MILLENNIUM MILESTONES & MEMORIES: TIME CAPSULES

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Historical Events in Church Annals for September 21:

Feast of the Apostle and Evangelist Saint Matthew

  • 687 A.D.
  • Death of Pope Conon, the Thrace-born pontiff who was the 83rd successor of Peter. He served just under a year and his pontificate was deeply disturbed by the anarchy which prevailed in the Church.

  • 1192 A.D.
  • Richard I the Lion Hearted is captured by Saracens thus basically ending the Third Crusade.

  • 1481 A.D.
  • Death of the celebrated Pontifical Librarian Bartholomeus Platinum.

  • 1769 A.D.
  • Pope Clement XIV issues his first encyclical Decet quam maxime on abuses in taxes and benefices.

  • 1921 A.D.
  • Pope Benedict XV donates one million lira to feed the Russians.


September 21, 1999 TUESDAY       volume 10, no. 179
TIME CAPSULES

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