Pope Gregory IX

Pope Gregory IX (Latin: Gregorius IX; born Ugolino di Conti; c. 1145 or before 1170 – 22 August 1241) was Pope from 19 March 1227 to his death in 1241. Continue reading

Pope born in England

Circa 1100 at Abbots Langley, near St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England. Elected a Pope on December 4, 1154. Continue reading

Establishment of Christianity as the State Religion

King Tiridates III was converted by St. Gregory the Illuminator, made adherence to Christianity the law of the land, in Armenia in 303 CE. Continue reading

First Pope to be assassinated

John VIII, was elected pope on December 14th 872 CE, replacing Adrian II, was assassinated in Rome by a member of a political conspiracy on December 16th, 882 CE. Continue reading

Catholic saint from the New World

Rosa de Lima, a Peruvian, became the first Catholic saint from the New World, when she was canonized in a ceremony at the Vatican on August 30, 1617. Continue reading