DAILY CATHOLIC for March 16, 1998
THIS DAY IN CHURCH HISTORY
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Historical Events in Church Annals for March 16:

  • 1021 A.D. Death of Saint Heribert, abbot . Canonized by Pope Gregory VII in 1074.

  • 1494 A.D. The Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I marries Bianca Sforza, the daughter of Italian powerbroker Francesco Sforza

  • 1517 A.D. Close of the Fifth Lateran Council by Pope Leo X where the Council Fathers declared nul and void the Council of Pisa. Events in the aftermath of this council and Leo's actions led to Martin Luther's revolt.

  • 1521 A.D. Ferdinand Magellan discovers the Philippines and declares them for Portugal and Holy Mother Church. The faith has remained strong in these islands on the northern edge of Oceania.

  • 1561 A.D.
  • Martyrdom of Jesuit missionaries in East Africa

  • March 16, 1998       volume 9, no. 56
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