Death of Saint Paulinus of Nola, French bishop who lived in Spain with his wife Theresia, and who co-founded a monastery and operated many hospices and cared for the shrine of Saint Felix. Note, these were the times before celibacy was a requirement of the priesthood. For more see TODAY'S LITURGY
Death of the Norman King Roger I of Sicily during the reign of Pope Paschal II. Roger was the first of the Norman invasion to the island stronghold south of Italy and the alignment with Naples and Robert of Naples, which was the beginning time of constant clashes with the Holy See that would last for centuries.
Death of Blessed Pope Innocent V, French-born pontiff and 185th successor of Peter who ruled exactly four months but is known for extending Christianity to Mongolia by personally baptizing the three ambassadors sent to him by the Great Khan.
Death of Saint John Fisher, Bishop, executed by King Henry VIII for refusing to disobey Rome. For more see TODAY'S LITURGY
Pope Gregory XV, 234th successor of Peter, in order to help the missionary effort of spreading the faith to all corners of the earth establishes Sacred Congregation for the Propagation of the Faith with the bull Inscrutabili. Today this Congregation is headed by the esteemed Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, the Pope's right hand man.