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This week in Christian history: Great Schism, Pentecostal leader exonerated

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The Council of Constance (Nov. 5, 1414 - April 22, 1418), a Roman Catholic Church council aimed at attempting to resolve the Great Schism. |

Throughout the extensive history of the Church, there have been numerous events of lasting significance.

Each week brings anniversaries of impressive milestones, unforgettable tragedies, amazing triumphs, memorable births, notable deaths and everything in between.

Some of the events drawn from over 2,000 years of history might be familiar, while other happenings might be previously unknown by most people.

The following pages highlight events that happened this week in Christian history. They include a pioneering Pentecostal leader being cleared of a sodomy charge, the finalizing of the Great Schism, and a Medieval archbishop accuses pope of misconduct.

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